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[mis-kuh-myoo-ni-keyt] /ˌmɪs kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), miscommunicated, miscommunicating.
to communicate mistakenly, unclearly, or inadequately.
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miscommunication, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for miscommunication
  • He uses language to convey miscommunication and lack of understanding rather than shared comprehension.
  • It's one thing to disagree with someone and another setting the facts straight and correcting any miscommunication.
  • These methods are great ways to keep in touch-but they also carry the risk of miscommunication.
  • The whole thing could be written off as a miscommunication.
  • University officials blamed the error on a miscommunication.
  • The goal was to prevent miscommunication about nuclear launches.
  • But the work was destroyed anyway through miscommunication.
  • Talk about miscommunication between our intelligence agencies.
  • There is a miscommunication or a lack of communication with their parents.
  • miscommunication was in abundance on both ends, defensive breakdowns triumphed over execution and the stars played barely.
British Dictionary definitions for miscommunication


a failure to communicate accurately
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for miscommunication

by 1959, from mis- (1) + communication. Related: Miscommunicate; miscommunicated.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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