miscalculation
miscalculation mis*cal`cu*la"tion n. 1. a mistake in calculating.

Syn: misreckoning, misestimation. [WordNet 1.5]

2. An error in judgment, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events; as, IBM's miscalculation about the impact of microcomputers cost them many billions in lost opportunities; Sadam's invasion of Kuwait was only his worst, but not his last, miscalculation. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • miscalculation — UK US /ˌmɪskælkjəˈleɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► ACCOUNTING the act of calculating an amount wrongly: »The claim that the group s net asset value was $22 a share was a miscalculation. miscalculation of sth »About £265 million could be incurred in fines… …   Financial and business terms

  • miscalculation — index confusion (ambiguity), error, fallacy, fault (mistake), miscue, misestimation, misjudgment …   Law dictionary

  • miscalculation — (n.) 1720, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CALCULATION (Cf. calculation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscalculation — n. 1) to make a miscalculation 2) to correct a miscalculation 3) a bad, glaring, serious miscalculation 4) a miscalculation about * * * [mɪsˌkælkjʊ leɪʃ(ə)n] glaring serious miscalculation a bad a miscalculation about to correct a miscalculation… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • miscalculation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ grave, gross, huge, serious ▪ slight ▪ political VERB + MISCALCULATION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • miscalculation — skaičiavimo klaida statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. computational error; miscalculation; miscount vok. Rechenfehler, m rus. вычислительная ошибка, f; ошибка в вычислениях, f; ошибка в расчетах, f pranc. erreur de calcul, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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

  • miscalculation — See miscalculate. * * * …   Universalium

  • miscalculation — noun An incorrect or mistaken calculation See Also: miscalculate …   Wiktionary

  • miscalculation — Synonyms and related words: clerical error, corrigendum, erratum, error, error in judgment, failure, fault, faute, human error, injudiciousness, misappreciation, misapprehension, miscarriage, miscomputation, misconception, misconjecture,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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