miswrite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English miswriten, from Old English miswrītan, misƿrītan (to write incorrectly; make a mistake in writing; miswrite), equivalent to mis- +‎ write.

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /mɪsˈɹaɪt/
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  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈmɪsɹaɪt/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

miswrite (third-person singular simple present miswrites, present participle miswriting, simple past miswrote, past participle miswritten)

  1. (transitive) To write incorrectly.

NounEdit

miswrite (plural miswrites)

  1. (computing) A failed write operation.
    • 1983, Lawrence Calmus, The business guide to small computers (page 143)
      Line fluctuations can cause misreads and miswrites.