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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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  • The doctor notes with concern that he might have miscalculated.
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miscalculate

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

miscalculate

v.

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

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