miscalculation


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mis·cal·cu·late

 (mĭs-kăl′kyə-lāt′)
tr. & intr.v. mis·cal·cu·lat·ed, mis·cal·cu·lat·ing, mis·cal·cu·lates
To count or estimate incorrectly.

mis·cal′cu·la′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miscalculation - a mistake in calculatingmiscalculation - a mistake in calculating    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
boomerang, backfire - a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
rounding, rounding error - (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals; "the error in the calculation was attributable to rounding"; "taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small"
truncation error - (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from cutting off a numerical calculation before it is finished

miscalculation

noun
Translations
خَطَأ في الحِساب
špatná kalkulace
fejlberegningfejlvurdering
téves számolás/számítás
misreiknun
zlý výpočet
yanlış hesaplama

miscalculation

[ˌmɪskælkjʊˈleɪʃən] Nerror m de cálculo

miscalculation

[ˌmɪskælkjʊˈleɪʃən] n
[amount, size] → erreur f de calcul sur
(= misjudgement) → mauvais calcul m
a miscalculation of public sentiment
BUT une méprise sur le sentiment public.

miscalculation

nRechenfehler m; (= wrong estimation)Fehlkalkulation f; (= misjudgement)Fehleinschätzung f; to make a miscalculation in somethingbei etw einen Rechenfehler machen/etw falsch kalkulieren/etw falsch einschätzen

miscalculation

[ˈmɪsˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃn] nerrore m di calcolo

miscalculate

(misˈkӕlkjuleit) verb
to calculate or estimate wrongly. I miscalculated the bill.
misˌcalcuˈlation noun

miscalculation

n. error, falta, equivocación.
References in classic literature ?
In this I fancy that in any case he made a miscalculation, and that, if we had not been there, his doom would none the less have been sealed.
One trifling miscalculation or mistake may rouse suspicion.
There has been a miscalculation about the New Day, my dears," she began; "one can't expect people to be perfect all at once.
Deprived of ordinary resources, the analyst throws himself into the spirit of his opponent, identifies himself therewith, and not unfrequently sees thus, at a glance, the sole methods (sometime indeed absurdly simple ones) by which he may seduce into error or hurry into miscalculation.
If I had my way, I'd have Cap'n Smollett work us back into the trades at least; then we'd have no blessed miscalculations and a spoonful of water a day.
The Department of Natural Resources, Ecology and Agro-Industrial Complex of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug continues preparations for a massive miscalculation of the herd of the island of Kolguev, which it decided to hold in the Year of Reindeer Husbandry.
T]he more entrenched Iran's allies become, the greater the pressure Israeli leaders could face to launch a strikeand the greater the chances that a miscalculation or mistake by either side could provoke new hostilities," they reasoned.
Any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response.
An aggressive Pakistan centric doctrine and arrayed forces under a belligerent regime leading to a possible strategic miscalculation by India will seriously impact the strategic stability in South Asia,' he added.
In a press statement to answer allegations of Indian Defence Minister, he said any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response.
An aggressive Pakistan-centric doctrine and arrayed forces under a belligerent regime leading to possible strategic miscalculation by India will seriously impact the strategic stability in South Asia," he warned.
Vowing to 'defend robustly' every inch of Pakistan's soil, Dastgir said, 'any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response.