misreckoning


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mis·reck·on

 (mĭs-rĕk′ən)
v. mis·reck·oned, mis·reck·on·ing, mis·reck·ons
v.tr.
To reckon incorrectly; miscalculate.
v.intr.
To engage in incorrect reckoning or miscalculation.

mis·reck′on·ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misreckoning - a mistake in calculatingmisreckoning - 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

misreckoning

noun
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Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
With the misreckoning of Africana women as superwomen these last 150 years or so now discredited, Nathan and Julia Hare provide the practical starting point for this combat:
While the narrator constantly delays his final judgment on Jim and on the meaning of the events around him, the reader experiences the protagonist through Marlow's impressionistic narrative, which is empirical, epistemological, implicating possible misreckoning.