miscalculate

verb
mis·​cal·​cu·​late | \ ˌmis-ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce miscalculate (audio) \
miscalculated; miscalculating

Definition of miscalculate

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscalculate. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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miscalculate

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English Language Learners Definition of miscalculate

: to make an error about the size or amount of something
: to make an error in judging a situation

miscalculate

verb
mis·​cal·​cu·​late | \ mis-ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt \
miscalculated; miscalculating

Kids Definition of miscalculate

: to make a mistake in figuring or estimating

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