miscalculation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n miscalculation a mistake in calculating
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n miscalculation Erroneous calculation or estimate.
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Quotations

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

Usage

In literature:

But he had made one grave miscalculation.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
The knowing ones laughed to see that, from asking no advice, he had miscalculated and laid in three times as much as he could use.
"The Village Convict" by Heman White Chaplin
His leg, however, had been wounded, and he had miscalculated his strength.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
But Marie has miscalculated her strength.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
But the greedy victor had greatly miscalculated the strength of his intended prey.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
He fought like a lion, and several of the conspirators had reason to repent their miscalculation in assaulting so spirited an antagonist.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
The slight degree of failure or miscalculation which occurred in the present instance, was next year abundantly redeemed.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
They had, however, miscalculated the size and power of the breakers that continually thundered there.
"Sunk at Sea" by R.M. Ballantyne
But he had miscalculated.
"Behind the Beyond" by Stephen Leacock
In his first youthful arrogance of self-assertion he had miscalculated with Ruth Van Ostend.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
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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:

On Pearl Harbor Day, a look back at the Führer's response - and subsequent miscalculation.
The city of Williamsport will receive an extra $300,000 after state officials say they corrected miscalculations in how much revenue some municipalities will receive from the booming natural gas drilling industry.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Mitt Romney quickly pounced on President Obama's statement Friday that "the private sector is doing fine," accusing him of making an "extraordinary miscalculation" that will "go down in history.
Council originally became involved when PEP said earlier this year that it miscalculated how deep it needed to drill the well in order to reach natural gas.
'Miscalculations from start to finish ' in Saddam's career.
Both perps miscalculated, because they clogged the equipment, only to be caught red-handed the next morning.
Eagles are a study in ' miscalculation '.
Obama's miscalculation on female vote.
Even a gold Reese's wrapper can't stop a graduation miscalculation .
Obama's grand miscalculation with Catholics.
Iran Lack 'Dialogue' to Avoid a Costly Miscalculation .
Barack Obama's Middle East Miscalculation .
K-Rod not a miscalculation .
A "major miscalculation " in determining labor costs resulted in Carson City (NV) School District having to pay more that $200,000 more than it had planned on for its foodservice program, reports Fox Reno.
'Sucker Punch' is big miscalculation .
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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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