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miscalculate

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

RELATED WORDS

misjudgment, error, misunderstanding, misinterpretation, blunder, blow, miscount, slip, miss, overvaluation, underestimation, mixup

Nearby words

misbetide, misborn, misbrand, misc., misc. doc., miscalculate, miscalculation, miscall, miscanthus, miscarriage, 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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miscalculate

/ (ˌmɪsˈkælkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

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