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.
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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
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miscalculation

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

miscalculation

[ˌmɪskælkjʊˈleɪʃən] Nerror m de cálculo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

miscalculation

[ˈmɪsˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃn] nerrore m di calcolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

miscalculate

(misˈkӕlkjuleit) verb
to calculate or estimate wrongly. I miscalculated the bill.
misˌcalcuˈlation noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

miscalculation

n. error, falta, equivocación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
APOLOGIES were all bus driver Roel Villareal could offer the families of his two coworkers who died because of his miscalculation behind the wheel on South Luzon Expressway before dawn Wednesday.
Furious fans have accused the club of a "massive miscalculation" by charging their top ticket prices for match which is live on television.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator lauded the victory of the Palestinian groups in their recent resistance against Israel, and stated that Tel Aviv had miscalculation about capability of the resistance groups.
"We would pay a terrible price if by some miscalculation we took a wrong turn and allowed these forces of violence to return."
Earlier, Iran's chief negotiator in talks with the six world powers called on the western states to avoid "unconstructive remarks" ahead of the upcoming talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 in Baghdad, warning that the era of "pressure strategy" has long ended and "any kind of miscalculation" would endanger success of the negotiations.
On Sunday, Iran's chief negotiator in talks with the six world powers called on the western states to avoid "unconstructive remarks" ahead of the upcoming talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 in Baghdad, warning that the era of "pressure strategy" has long ended and "any kind of miscalculation" would endanger success of the negotiations.
Yesterday, Iran's chief negotiator in talks with the six world powers called on the western states to avoid "unconstructive remarks" ahead of the upcoming talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 in Baghdad, warning that the era of "pressure strategy" has long ended and "any kind of miscalculation" would endanger success of the negotiations.