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Definition of miscalculate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they miscalculate
    he / she / it miscalculates
    past simple miscalculated
    -ing form miscalculating
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  1. 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. 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.
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noun [countable, uncountable] to make a miscalculation a grave miscalculation of the mood of the country
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