Is "miscommunicate" a valid word?
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12 Jun 2003 10:01 PDT
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Is the word "miscommunicate" a valid word? No dictionary listings can be found, however, the word "miscommunication" is found. How can you have miscommunication without the ability to miscommunicate? Would it be proper to say: I miscommunicated the facts of this case? Thanks!
Re: Is "miscommunicate" a valid word?
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 12 Jun 2003 10:10 PDT
Hello robintx-ga, The editors of the Oxford English Dictionary decided last year to add "miscommunicate" (as well as "miscommunication") to the dictionary. "New Edition: mis- to mitzvah" Oxford English Dictionary http://dictionary.oed.com/public/help/Dict/Quarterly/mis-mitzvah.htm In addition, the people at Infoplease view it as a word. "miscommunicate" Infoplease http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0539462.html Perhaps other dictionaries will catch up in subsequent editions! - justaskscott-ga Search terms used on Google: miscommunicate oed miscommunicate dictionary
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