miscalculation

noun
mis·​cal·​cu·​la·​tion | \ ˌmis-ˌkal-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce miscalculation (audio) \
plural miscalculations

Definition of miscalculation

: a mistake in calculation : wrong calculation a costly miscalculation … ruled that utility shareholders, not electricity consumers, must pay for some or all of the miscalculations that resulted in excessive expansion or cost overruns.— Peter Nulty

First Known Use of miscalculation

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscalculation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscalculation. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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