overcount

verb
over·​count | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce overcount (audio) \
overcounted; overcounting

Definition of overcount

transitive verb

: to count more of (people or things) than is accurate overcounted the votes overcounted the number of students enrolled

Other Words from overcount

overcount \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌkau̇nt How to pronounce overcount (audio) \ noun, plural overcounts
an overcount in the census

First Known Use of overcount

circa 1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcount. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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