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Q: Is "miscommunicate" a valid word? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Is "miscommunicate" a valid word?
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: robintx-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 12 Jun 2003 10:01 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2003 10:01 PDT
Question ID: 216515
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!
Subject: Re: Is "miscommunicate" a valid word?
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 12 Jun 2003 10:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
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

In addition, the people at Infoplease view it as a word.


Perhaps other dictionaries will catch up in subsequent editions!

- justaskscott-ga

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robintx-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thanks for such a fast response!  Great answer.

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