miscalculate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v miscalculate calculate incorrectly "I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding"
    • v miscalculate judge incorrectly "I had misestimated his determination"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Miscalculate To calculate erroneously.
    • Miscalculate To judge wrongly, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • miscalculate To calculate erroneously; make a wrong estimate of.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Miscalculate mis-kal′kū-lāt to calculate wrongly
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Quotations

  • Enid Bagnold
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    “Sex -- the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.”

Usage

In literature:

The Nullifiers had quite miscalculated Jackson's attitude.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
It did not end in the capture of the fugitive, because it was founded on a miscalculation.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
The governments of the colonies had exhibited remarkable miscalculation.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
There were some slight miscalculations which I have remedied.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Unfortunately I miscalculated and got to the theatre too soon.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
But he had miscalculated the time which was at his disposal.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
But he miscalculated his own agility.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
He had with all his acuteness, miscalculated the spirit of duelling.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Prussian operations, Jena Campaign, and Napoleon's three miscalculations of, 217.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
They were caused chiefly by the miscalculations, if not indiscreet zeal, of Rev.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
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In poetry:

The greatest of all is the man who can say
When battle is over and foe gained the day,
"The fault was in me:
My plan miscarried through miscalculation;
On me rests the blame, and not on the nation:
My soldiers are free."
""It Was My Fault"" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

There will be a recount Thursday morning in Forest Park because of a miscalculation of votes cast for an alcohol referendum.
A computer programming error led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to miscalculate financial penalties against hospitals that have high rates of patients returning within 30 days.
Barack Obama's biggest political miscalculation is considered to be his 2000 bid against Representative Bobby L Rush, who is still in office.
Persistent tardiness is rampant in Boston Public Schools as a result of miscalculated bus routes.
Persistent tardiness is rampant in Boston Public Schools as a result of miscalculated bus routes, according to the Boston School Bus Drivers Union.
'That's My Boy' is Adam Sandler at his absolute worst in woefully miscalculated comedy.
No more miscalculations and losing your grant work when you apply for Five Wings grants.
But through some miscalculation, the amount of food didn't come close to matching the number of bowls .
Persistent tardiness is rampant in Boston Public Schools as a result of miscalculated bus route s.
Persistent tardiness is rampant in Boston Public Schools as a result of miscalculated bus route s, according to the Boston School Bus Drivers Union.
There's no schadenfreude required to benefit from the miscalculations of others, or the changing realities of the market — including the wine market.
Korean Tensions Open Door for Military Miscalculations.
The Fashion World's Most Insulting Miscalculations.
Miscalculating supply and demand in the EHS field.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says it miscalculated the income figures on tax forms mailed to around 12,000 people receiving unemployment benefits in our state.
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In science:

In the baseball team selection, for example, one has to think very hard in order to play the game optimally, knowing that at each stage there is exactly one correct choice and that the adversary can capitalize on any miscalculation.
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games
The process ρ → ππγ was slightly miscalculated in Ref. owing to an omission of a Lorentz-boost factor.
Electromagnetic radiation from relativistic nuclear collisions
The spectroscopic evidence for eccentric disks in Z Cha and WZ Sge, presented by Vogt (1981), based on radial velocities measured from absorption components, is shown to be an artifact, resulting from miscalculated beat phases.
Are disk in dwarf novae during their superoutbursts really eccentric?
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