Definition of miscalculate in English:

miscalculate

Syllabification: mis·cal·cu·late
Pronunciation: /misˈkalkyəˌlāt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Calculate (an amount, distance, or measurement) wrongly.
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    • She told him she had miscalculated the amount of money she needed for stock and was in danger of losing her customers if she couldn't meet her commitments.
    • I finally finished the decking today.… I started to put the deck boards on yesterday whilst it was drizzling with rain and found out that I'd miscalculated the amount of boards I needed.
    • They died because someone miscalculated the amount of time it would take for the car to cross the railroad tracks.
    Synonyms
    misjudge, make a mistake (about), calculate wrongly, estimate wrongly, overestimate, underestimate, overvalue, undervalue; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand; go wrong, err, be wide of the mark
  • 1.1Assess (a situation) wrongly: the government has seriously miscalculated the effect of privatization [no object]: you miscalculated if you imagined I’d fallen for your little scheme
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    • He seriously miscalculated public opinion of the other countries.
    • No less did he miscalculate the effect on public opinion in Iran.
    • He also added that he believes that it is essential that the leadership of the People's Liberation Army do not miscalculate in this situation.

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