miscount mis‧count [ˌmɪsˈkaʊnt] verb [transitive]
to count something wrongly:

• allegations that the vote was deliberately miscounted

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miscount UK US /ˌmɪsˈkaʊnt/ verb [I or T]
to count something wrongly: »

Someone in the warehouse must have miscounted.


The HR manager miscounted the number of employees receiving benefits.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Miscount — Mis*count , v. t. & i. [Cf. OF. mesconter, F. m[ e]compter. Cf. {Miscompute}.] To count erroneously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Miscount — Mis*count , n. [Cf. F. m[ e]compte error, OF. mesconte.] 1. An erroneous counting. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: An erroneous count of ballots cast in an election. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miscount — index error, miscalculate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • miscount — [mis kount′, mis′kount΄; ] for n. [ mis′kount΄] vt., vi. to count incorrectly; miscalculate n. an incorrect count, as of votes in an election …   English World dictionary

  • miscount — UK [mɪsˈkaʊnt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms miscount : present tense I/you/we/they miscount he/she/it miscounts present participle miscounting past tense miscounted past participle miscounted to count something wrongly Derived… …   English dictionary

  • miscount — n. to make a miscount * * * [ˌmɪs kaʊnt] to make a miscount …   Combinatory dictionary

  • miscount — {{11}}miscount (n.) 1580s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + COUNT (Cf. count) (n.). {{12}}miscount (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. mesconter give a false statement; miscalculate, be wrong in reckoning; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (2) + COUNT (Cf. count) (v). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscount — skaičiavimo klaida statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. computational error; miscalculation; miscount vok. Rechenfehler, m rus. вычислительная ошибка, f; ошибка в вычислениях, f; ошибка в расчетах, f pranc. erreur de calcul, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • miscount — v. /mis kownt /; n. /mis kownt /, v.t., v.i. 1. to count or calculate erroneously. n. 2. an erroneous counting; miscalculation. [1350 1400; MIS 1 + COUNT1; r. ME mesconten < MF mesconter] * * * …   Universalium

  • miscount — verb To incorrectly count or add up …   Wiktionary

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