- 1[transitive, intransitive] to estimate an amount, a figure, a measurement, etc. wrongly miscalculate (something) They had seriously miscalculated the amount they would need. miscalculate how long, how much, etc… He had miscalculated how long the trip would take.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] miscalculate (something) miscalculate how, what, etc… to judge a situation wrongly synonym misjudge She miscalculated the level of opposition to her proposals.
NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkyəˌleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they miscalculate
he / she / it miscalculates
past simple miscalculated
-ing form miscalculating
miscalculationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌmɪsˌkælkyəˈleɪʃn//noun [countable, uncountable] to make a miscalculation a grave miscalculation of the mood of the country