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English definition of “miscalculate”


verb [I or T]     /mɪˈskæl.kjʊ.leɪt/
to calculate an amount wrongly : [+ question word] We had a lot of food left over from the party because I'd miscalculated how much people would eat .Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division to judge a situation badly : He miscalculated badly when he underestimated the response of the international community to the invasion .Misunderstanding miscalculation     /ˌmɪs.kæl.kjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] The project went over budget because of a miscalculation at the planning stage . The conspirators ' plot failed because they made two fatal miscalculations.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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