Miscalculate Mis*cal"cu*late, v. t. & i. 1. To calculate erroneously. [1913 Webster]

2. To judge wrongly, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • miscalculate — I verb be erroneous, be in error, be misguided, be misled, be mistaken, be wrong, blunder, calculate wrongly, commit an error, deceive oneself, deviate, err, errare, estimate incorrectly, fall into error, falli, go amiss, go astray, go awry, have …   Law dictionary

  • miscalculate — (v.) 1705; from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CALCULATE (Cf. calculate). Related: Miscalculated; miscalculating …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscalculate — [v] make a mistake blow*, blunder, discount, disregard, drop the ball*, err, get signals crossed*, get wrong, go wrong, mess up*, misconstrue, miscount, misinterpret, misjudge, misread, misreckon, miss by a mile*, misunderstand, mix up,… …   New thesaurus

  • miscalculate — ► VERB ▪ calculate or assess wrongly. DERIVATIVES miscalculation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • miscalculate — [mis kal′kyo͞o lāt΄, mis kal′kyəlāt′] vt., vi. miscalculated, miscalculating to calculate incorrectly; miscount or misjudge miscalculation n …   English World dictionary

  • miscalculate — v. to miscalculate badly * * * [ˌmɪs kælkjʊleɪt] to miscalculate badly …   Combinatory dictionary

  • miscalculate — UK [mɪsˈkælkjʊleɪt] / US [ˌmɪsˈkælkjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms miscalculate : present tense I/you/we/they miscalculate he/she/it miscalculates present participle miscalculating past tense miscalculated past participle… …   English dictionary

  • miscalculate — miscalculation, n. miscalculator, n. /mis kal kyeuh layt /, v.t., v.i., miscalculated, miscalculating. to calculate or judge incorrectly: to miscalculate the time required. [1690 1700; MIS 1 + CALCULATE] * * * …   Universalium

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