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miscalculateverb [I or T]

uk   /mɪsˈkæl.kjə.leɪt/  us   /mɪsˈkæl.kjə.leɪt/
miscalculation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.kæl.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɪs.kæl.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/
The ​project went over ​budget because of a miscalculation at the ​planningstage. The ​conspirators' ​plotfailed because they made two ​fatal miscalculations.
(Definition of miscalculate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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miscalculateverb [I/T]

 us   /mɪsˈkæl·kjəˌleɪt/
to make a ​mistake when ​calculating an ​amount or ​judging someone or something: [T] Swensen ​badly miscalculated the ​time it would take.
miscalculation
noun [C]  us   /mɪsˌkæl·kjəˈleɪ·ʃən/
They ​thought they could ​win the ​war, and that was a ​horrible miscalculation.
(Definition of miscalculate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"miscalculate" in Business English

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miscalculateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /mɪsˈkælkjəleɪt/
ACCOUNTING to ​calculate an ​amount wrongly: The water ​company had deliberately miscalculated the ​data it ​supplies to the ​regulator. The ​insurancecompanyadmitted that it had miscalculated one of its ​pensionfunds by around £15m.
to ​judge a ​situation badly: The biggest problem was that the ​airlines miscalculated ​demand.badly/seriously/horribly miscalculate The Dutch had badly miscalculated just how much London would ​control the newly ​mergedcompanies.
(Definition of miscalculate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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