miscount

[ verb mis-kount; noun mis-kount ]
/ verb mɪsˈkaʊnt; noun ˈmɪsˌkaʊnt /

verb (used with or without object)

to count or calculate erroneously.

noun

an erroneous counting; miscalculation.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. misconduct,
  2. misconstruction,
  3. misconstrue,
  4. miscopy,
  5. miscounsel,
  6. miscreance,
  7. miscreancy,
  8. miscreant,
  9. miscreate,
  10. miscreated

Origin of miscount

1350–1400; mis-1 + count1; replacing Middle English mesconten < Middle French mesconter

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British Dictionary definitions for miscount

miscount

/ (ˌmɪsˈkaʊnt) /

verb

to count or calculate incorrectly

noun

a false count or calculation
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Word Origin and History for miscount
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