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miscount

[v. mis-kount; n. mis-kount] /v. mɪsˈkaʊnt; n. ˈmɪsˌkaʊnt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to count or calculate erroneously.
noun
2.
an erroneous counting; miscalculation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; mis-1 + count1; replacing Middle English mesconten < Middle French mesconter
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Examples from the web for miscount
  • There are two ways of cheating in an election, one of which is to miscount the ballots and the other is to insert false ballots.
  • The former pharmacist explained that there was a miscount during inventory and in updating the inventory stock cards.
  • In the event of a miscount, a recount shall be conducted.
British Dictionary definitions for miscount

miscount

/ˌmɪsˈkaʊnt/
verb
1.
to count or calculate incorrectly
noun
2.
a false count or calculation
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Word Origin and History for miscount
v.

late 14c., from Old French mesconter "give a false statement; miscalculate, be wrong in reckoning;" see mis- (2) + count (v). Related: Miscounted; miscounting.

n.

1580s, from mis- (1) + count (n.).

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