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    meaning of the word

    Could you please explain to me the meaning of the word: "miscue" or "miscues"? I cannot find it in the dictionary.

    Ex: Such miscues may result from software problems...


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    Re: meaning of the word

    The term comes from the game of billiards, where it means failing to cue [hit] the ball properly. It also is used in theatre to say that someone has been given the wrong cue.

    If you use it in a sentence about software problems, you probably mean that the program has in some way failed to operate correctly resulting in errors.


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    Miscue was originally a billiards term meaning a faulty stroke in which the cue slips. Now in common usage, it is used as a synonym for fault or mistake.

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    Re: meaning of the word

    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    Could you please explain to me the meaning of the word: "miscue" or "miscues"? I cannot find it in the dictionary. Sounds like you don't have a good dictionary. You can also access dictionaries on line.
    miscue, n....mistake, error
    Ex: Such miscues may result from software problems...
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    Re: meaning of the word

    Could you recommend the good one (I mean online dictionary)?


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    Thank you a lot!!

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