misgauge

verb mis·gauge \ ˌmis-ˈgāj \
variants: or less commonly misgage

Definition of misgauge

misgauged also misgaged; misgauging also misgaging
: 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

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