miscalculate

[mis-kal-kyuh-leyt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. misbetide,
  2. misborn,
  3. misbrand,
  4. misc.,
  5. misc. doc.,
  6. miscalculation,
  7. miscall,
  8. miscanthus,
  9. miscarriage,
  10. miscarriage of justice

Origin of miscalculate

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

Related formsmis·cal·cu·la·tion, nounmis·cal·cu·la·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for miscalculation

miscalculate

verb

(tr) to calculate wrongly
Derived Formsmiscalculation, nounmiscalculator, noun

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