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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.
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miscalculateverb [I or T]

uk   /mɪsˈkæl.kjə.leɪt/ us   /mɪsˈkæl.kjə.leɪt/
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miscalculateverb [I or T]

uk   /mɪsˈkælkjəleɪt/ us  
ACCOUNTING to calculate an amount wrongly: The water company had deliberately miscalculated the data it supplies to the regulator. The insurance company admitted that it had miscalculated one of its pension funds 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 merged companies.
(Definition of miscalculate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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