miswrite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To write incorrectly.

Noun[edit]

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.