miscalculation

noun mis·cal·cu·la·tion \ ˌmis-ˌkal-kyə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of miscalculation

plural miscalculations
: 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

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