miscompute

verb, transitive + intransitive mis·com·pute \ ˌmis-kəm-ˈpyüt \

Definition of miscompute

miscomputed; miscomputing
: 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

play \ˌmis-ˌkäm-pyu̇-ˈtā-shən, -pyü-\ noun, plural miscomputations
    • an error caused by miscomputation

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1637

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