miscompute

verb
mis·​com·​pute | \ ˌmis-kəm-ˈpyüt How to pronounce miscompute (audio) \
miscomputed; miscomputing

Definition of miscompute

transitive + intransitive

: to make a mistake in computing : to compute wrongly Overall, the IRS wound up sending nearly 197,000 notices recently to seniors explaining that they had miscomputed their taxable amounts of Social Security benefits …— Neil Downing

Other Words from miscompute

miscomputation \ ˌmis-​ˌkäm-​pyu̇-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce miscomputation (audio) , -​pyü-​ \ noun, plural miscomputations
an error caused by miscomputation

First Known Use of miscompute

1637, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscompute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscompute. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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