Definition of miscalculation in US English:



  • An act of miscalculating; an error or misjudgment.

    ‘miscalculations were made in counting properties’
    ‘it was a fatal miscalculation’
    • ‘Furious council leaders say the miscalculation is not their fault.’
    • ‘Nobody's always right - we all need to acknowledge mistakes, errors and miscalculations.’
    • ‘Working conditions at the agency are very tense as unemployed people invariably wait for several hours in long queues leading to mistakes and miscalculations being made by staff.’
    • ‘If he was guilty of mismanagement, miscalculation or mere mistakes then the proper place to hold him to account would be the ballot box.’
    • ‘In the past year, numerous media accounts have revealed screw-ups, miscalculations and oversights.’
    error of judgement, misjudgement, misreading of the situation, mistake, blunder, faux pas, overestimate, underestimate
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