miscalculate

[ mis-kal-kyuh-leyt ]
/ mɪsˈkæl kyəˌleɪt /

verb (used with or without object), mis·cal·cu·lat·ed, mis·cal·cu·lat·ing.

to calculate or judge incorrectly: to miscalculate the time required.

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Origin of miscalculate

First recorded in 1690–1700; mis-1 + calculate

OTHER WORDS FROM miscalculate

mis·cal·cu·la·tion, nounmis·cal·cu·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for miscalculate

miscalculate
/ (ˌmɪsˈkælkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to calculate wrongly

Derived forms of miscalculate

miscalculation, nounmiscalculator, noun
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