- to calculate or judge incorrectly: to miscalculate the time required.
Origin of miscalculate
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Examples from the Web for miscalculation
That miscalculation could mean serious trouble in terms of actuarial soundness.With More Competition and Choice, Obamacare Might Not Be So Horrible
May 12, 2014
What they most have to fear is their own wimpiness –-or miscalculation.Democrats Must Run on Obamacare in November
March 17, 2014
He simply stated the miscalculation that had defined much of his life and mine.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
"This will raise regional tensions and increase the risk of miscalculation, confrontation and accidents," she said.U.S. Uses B-52 Bombers to Brush Back Chinese Expansion
November 27, 2013
But of course Kerry hasn't exactly bowled the world over lately with his misstatements, so maybe this is a miscalculation.Why Would Assad Negotiate?
September 13, 2013
It did not end in the capture of the fugitive, because it was founded on a miscalculation.The Northern Iron
George A. Birmingham
But whichever of the two was his intent, it seems to have been a miscalculation.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
His sensibilities were not acute, but he perceived that he had made a miscalculation.Elsie Venner
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
As it happened the conclusion he reached was based on a miscalculation.A Mating in the Wilds
At the worst it could only be called a miscalculation—a mistake.Afterwards
- (tr) to calculate wrongly
Word Origin and History for miscalculation
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