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verb [intransitive/transitive] miscalculate pronunciation in British English /mɪsˈkælkjʊleɪt/
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present tense
present participlemiscalculating
past tensemiscalculated
past participlemiscalculated
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  1. to make a mistake in calculating numbers
    Official estimates have been miscalculated by as much as £100 million.
    1. a.
      to make a wrong judgment about what will happen or what to do in a situation
      If she expected an apology, she’d miscalculated.

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 miscalculate pronunciation in British English /ˌmɪskælkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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