From Middle English miswriten, from Old English miswrītan (“to write incorrectly; make a mistake in writing; miswrite”), equivalent to mis- + write.
miswrite (third-person singular simple present miswrites, present participle miswriting, simple past miswrote, past participle miswritten)
- (transitive) To write incorrectly.
miswrite (plural miswrites)
- (computing) A failed write operation.
- 1983, Lawrence Calmus, The business guide to small computers (page 143)
- Line fluctuations can cause misreads and miswrites.