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Measure or estimate incorrectly.
- ‘It's quite funny because sometimes Ed will mismeasure a cupboard or something and Andy will have to take the rap for it.’
- ‘Fornell conceived this herculean undertaking - scores are measured quarterly - because he thought that the U.S. economy was being severely mismeasured.’
- ‘With a show of irrelevant precision, authorities can systematically and repeatedly mismeasure the obligations that deposit insurance is putting on the taxpayers' bill.’
- ‘The residual collects productivity effects that are not modeled, as well as those that are mismeasured or modeled incorrectly.’
- ‘Either the quality of education in the United States is being mismeasured, or education quality is not as important for labor productivity as he makes it out to be.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.