miscalculate

verb mis·cal·cu·late \ ˌmis-ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt \

Definition of miscalculate

miscalculated; miscalculating
transitive + intransitive
: to calculate wrongly : to make a miscalculation
  • This fall, publishers badly miscalculated the public's appetite for celebrity tell-alls.
  • —Patrick M. Reilly
  • … the bosses simply weren't ready when it turned out they had miscalculated badly.
  • —Kevin Drum

First Known Use of miscalculate

1633

in the meaning defined above

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MISCALCULATE Defined for Kids

miscalculate

verb mis·cal·cu·late \ mis-ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt \

Definition of miscalculate for Students

miscalculated; miscalculating
: to make a mistake in figuring or estimating


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