miscalculation

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about miscalculation

Share miscalculation

Dictionary Entries near miscalculation

misca

miscal

miscalculate

miscalculation

miscalculator

miscall

miscaption

Statistics for miscalculation

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for miscalculation

The first known use of miscalculation was in 1653

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on miscalculation

What made you want to look up miscalculation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by word of mouth

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!