miscount

1. to reach a total that is not correct when counting: 2. an occasion when…

Meaning of

miscount

in English


miscount


verb


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I

thought

we had enough

plates

for the

party

, but

perhaps

I miscounted.


A

computer


glitch

had miscounted thousands of

absentee


votes

.

Officials of that

school

said

state


officials

miscounted and there are

actually

eight

certified


teachers

.

The

crew

that

loaded

the

cargo

miscounted the

number

of

barrels

.

He would

occasionally

miscount the

number

of

subway


stops

on his way

home

and get off at 145th

Street


instead

of 135th

Street

.


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miscount


noun


[

C

]


us

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uk

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an

occasion

when someone

reaches

a

total

that is not

correct

when

counting

:


The

missing


revenue

from the miscount

totals

between $8,000 and $12,000.


Most of the

lost


votes

and miscounts

occurred

in

counties

with

modern


electronic


systems

.

The

district

is

appealing

because

officials


think

there was a miscount.

Some

council


members


questioned

how the

academy

would

safeguard

against

student

miscounts.

The

prison

miscount has a

severe


impact

on

elections

.


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(Definition of

miscount

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

miscount

| Business English


miscount


verb


uk

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us

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to

count

something

wrongly

:


Someone in the

warehouse

must have miscounted.


The HR

manager

miscounted the

number

of

employees


receiving


benefits

.

(Definition of

miscount

from the

Cambridge Business English Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


miscount

miscount


This

miscount

is not a problem with wh-adverbs.


However, when wheel slips occur in practice, the robot miscounts the encoder sensing data, resulting in a deviation error from the desired path.


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All mistakes, miscounts and misinterpretations are authorial.


By some error be had miscounted the picnic party and this girl had been left at home.


I might have made a

miscount

.


He took frequent inventories of his stock and when he miscounted or actually found some article missing he turned the place upside down until the loss was adjusted.

These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.


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