Definition of miscalculation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɪskælkjuˈleɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪskælkjuˈleɪʃn//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a wrong judgement about a situation synonym misjudgement (1) A series of management miscalculations has left the company in serious trouble. miscalculation of something a grave miscalculation of the mood of the country
  2. 2a wrong estimate of an amount, a figure, a measurement, etc. synonym misjudgement (2) to make a miscalculation I ended up using only 8 of the 12 boxes because of some miscalculations.