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- n. An incorrect or mistaken calculation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a mistake in calculating.
- n. An error in judgment, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Erroneous calculation or estimate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mistake in calculating
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But Strauss-Kahn's earlier use of the word "miscalculation" is telling.
The production's biggest miscalculation is having Goese hoard eight similarly-themed, songs when three would amply supply rounded characterization.
However, realists tend not to grant that miscalculation is a major part of foreign policy, because that would raise questions about the role of leaders and other individuals.
Plot holes and hit-or-miss acting aside, the moviemakersâ most grievous miscalculation is that itâs just too long.
Finally, Webb's dark prophecies about the law-he calls it a "miscalculation" - are unconvincing:
The Portuguese government has said the miscalculation was the result of a change in EU accounting rules.
I believe it was a serious miscalculation, which is why somebody's calling up the Washington Post and instructing them to airbrush history.
At the worst it could only be called a miscalculation -- a mistake.
No doubt they did their best to be happy, as all creatures do, even the devil's children, only in a wrong shaft; but they had made that fearful miscalculation, which is the wages of sin, when they counted upon conscience as a pimp to their pleasures, in place of a king's-evidence against them, that king being the Lord of heaven and earth.
He called the miscalculation a "combination of arrogance and isolation fueled by the traditional oligarchy in Honduras."
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