misgauge

verb

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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misgauge was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Misgauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misgauge. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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