miscompute

verb

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

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
miscomputation noun
plural miscomputations
an error caused by miscomputation

Word History

First Known Use

1637, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscompute was in 1637

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“Miscompute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscompute. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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