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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 of miscalculate
1690-1700
1690-1700; mis-1 + calculate
Related forms
miscalculation, noun
miscalculator, noun
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  • It will be seen that this miscalculation of Lee compelled him to change his plans.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • It did not end in the capture of the fugitive, because it was founded on a miscalculation.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • It is true that through some miscalculation they have chosen the wrong branch of the river.

  • His sensibilities were not acute, but he perceived that he had made a miscalculation.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The whole mistake lay in a miscalculation of a few hundred yards in the position of the trenches.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for miscalculation

miscalculate

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

1720, from mis- (1) + calculation.

miscalculate

v.

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

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