overcount

verb over·count \ ˌō-vər-ˈkau̇nt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overcount

overcounted; overcounting
transitive verb
:to count more of (people or things) than is accurate
  • overcounted the votes
  • overcounted the number of students enrolled

overcount

play \ˈō-vər-ˌkau̇nt\ noun, plural overcounts
    • an overcount in the census

First Known Use of overcount

circa 1594


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