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miscalculate

[mis-kal-kyuh-leyt] /mɪsˈkæl kyəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), miscalculated, miscalculating.
1.
to calculate or judge incorrectly:
to miscalculate the time required.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; mis-1 + calculate
Related forms
miscalculation, noun
miscalculator, noun
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  • And sometimes people simply miscalculate despite their best intentions and efforts, and find themselves stuck.
  • Time costs are often discussed in economics, but they are something people often forget about or miscalculate in real life.
  • The captain of one vessel seemed to miscalculate, swinging to the left where he should have swung right.
  • Reaching out now can only increase the chances that they miscalculate.
  • In economics, uncertainty unsettles the markets, causing key actors to miscalculate or overreach.
  • Unsuspecting swimmers may develop cramps from the icy temperature, and divers can miscalculate the water's depth.
  • Second, they miscalculate the time the boys live with their father, contending it is insignificant.
  • Similarly, staff may miscalculate the amount of the overpayment when the benefit award is decreased.
  • Marijuana also affects your sense of time so you may miscalculate the time it takes for a car to switch lanes or stop.
British Dictionary definitions for miscalculate

miscalculate

/ˌmɪsˈkælkjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to calculate wrongly
Derived Forms
miscalculation, noun
miscalculator, noun
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Word Origin and History for miscalculate
v.

1705; from mis- (1) + calculate. Related: Miscalculated; miscalculating.

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