Definition of Miscalculation

1. Noun. A mistake in calculating.

Exact synonyms: Misestimation, Misreckoning
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Specialized synonyms: Backfire, Boomerang, Rounding, Rounding Error, Truncation Error
Derivative terms: Miscalculate, Miscalculate, Misestimate



Definition of Miscalculation

1. Noun. An incorrect or mistaken calculation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miscalculation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Miscalculation

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"His uncle's " Berlin Decree," for the subjection of Great Britain, was a similar miscalculation. This decree ordained that no European state was to deal ..."

2. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1868)
"... campaign—Congratulations of President—Thanks of Congress—miscalculation of Burnside—Battle of Bean's station—Success of Longstreet—Longstreet winters in ..."

3. Ordeal by Battle by Frederick Scott Oliver (1915)
"His miscalculation was one which his fellow-countrymen have not hesitated to forgive. But clearly he misjudged the forces which were opposed to him. ..."

4. Sharps and Flats by Eugene Field (1900)
"GOSSIP OF POLITICS AND POLITICIANS A miscalculation GROVER CLEVELAND seems to have suddenly and completely dropped out of sight. Perhaps he is rehearsing ..."

5. The Law of Railroads in Pennsylvania: Including the Law Relating to Street by Albert Barnes Weimer (1893)
"It was held that the whole case was for the jury.1 miscalculation of Distance. ... It was held that under the circumstances of a miscalculation on the part ..."

6. Ten Years in Washington: Or, Inside Life and Scenes in Our National Capital by Mary Clemmer (1882)
"Washington's Faith in the Future—Mr. Sparks is " inclined to think *—A Slight miscalculation—Theoretical Spartans—Clinging to Old World Glories—Jefferson ..."

7. Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1885)
"With regard to those which arise from miscalculation, and especially from the alternations of und no expansion and excessive contraction of credit, ..."

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