miscalculation

Definition of miscalculation

mis`cal`cu`la´tion
n.1.a mistake in calculating.
2.An error in judgment, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events; as, IBM's miscalculation about the impact of microcomputers cost them many billions in lost opportunities; Sadam's invasion of Kuwait was only his worst, but not his last, miscalculation.

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clerical error, corrigendum, erratum, error, error in judgment, failure, fault, faute, human error, injudiciousness, misappreciation, misapprehension, miscarriage, miscomputation, misconception, misconjecture, misconstruction, miscount, misdeal, misestimation, misevaluation, misidentification, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misplay, misprint, misquotation, misreading, misreport, miss, misstatement, mistake, misunderstanding, misuse, misvaluation, poor judgment, skewed judgment, typo, typographical error, wrong construction, wrong impression
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