misgauge

verb
mis·​gauge | \ ˌmis-ˈgāj How to pronounce misgauge (audio) \
variants: or less commonly misgage
misgauged also misgaged; misgauging also misgaging

Definition of misgauge

transitive verb

: to gauge wrongly : misjudge In a report submitted last week, the NASA board concluded that mission engineers had most likely misgauged the heating of the back end of the spacecraft by exhaust gases from the internally mounted rocket.— Richard A. Kerr He didn't share his wife's interest in the performing arts, and therefore had misgauged the intensity of her ambition.— Kendra Bean

First Known Use of misgauge

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misgauge was in 1880

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“Misgauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misgauge. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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