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’
    • ‘Nobody's always right - we all need to acknowledge mistakes, errors and miscalculations.’
    • ‘Furious council leaders say the miscalculation is not their fault.’
    • ‘In the past year, numerous media accounts have revealed screw-ups, miscalculations and oversights.’
    • ‘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.’
    error of judgement, misjudgement, misreading of the situation, mistake, blunder, faux pas, overestimate, underestimate
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