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## cal·cu·la·tion

(kăl′kyə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act, process, or result of calculating.
b. An estimate based on probabilities.
2. Careful, often cunning estimation and planning of likely outcomes, especially to advance one's own interests.

## calculation

(ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Mathematics) the act, process, or result of calculating
2. an estimation of probability; forecast
3. careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives

## cal•cu•la•tion

(ˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of calculating; computation.
2. the result of calculating.
3. an estimate based on the known facts; forecast.
4. forethought; prior or careful planning.
5. scheming selfishness.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
cal′cu•la`tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv) cal`cu•la′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 calculation - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methodstransposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of signnumber crunching - performing complex and lengthy numerical calculationsmathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"recalculation - the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data); "recalculation yielded a much larger value"procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error" 2 calculation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantitiesproblem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problemextrapolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known valuesinterpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already knownconversion - a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, first derivative - the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dxintegral - the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x) 3 calculation - planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"deliberationplanning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"

## calculation

noun
1. He made a quick calculation on a scrap of paper.
2. an act of cold, unspeakably cruel calculation

## calculation

noun
1. The act, process, or result of calculating:
2. A careful considering of a matter:
3. Careful forethought to avoid harm or risk:
Translations
حِساب، تَقْدير، عَد، إحْصاءحُسْبان
výpočet
beregningkalkulation
računica
útreikningur

계산
izračun
beräkning
การคำนวณ
sự tính toán

## calculation

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən] N (Math) (= estimation) →
to make or do a calculation

## calculation

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən] n

## calculation

nBerechnung f, → Kalkulation f; (= critical estimation)Schätzung f; to do a quick calculation; with cold calculation; you’re out in your calculationsdu hast dich verrechnet; by my calculations he will arrive on Sundaynach meiner Schätzung müsste er Sonntag ankommen

## calculation

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃn] ncalcolo

## calculate

(ˈkӕlkjuleit) verb
to count or estimate, using numbers. Calculate the number of days in a century.
ˌcalcuˈlation noun
ˈcalculator noun
a machine for calculating. Use a calculator for adding all those numbers.

## calculation

výpočet beregning laskelma računica 計算 계산 beräkning การคำนวณ sự tính toán

## calculation

n. calculación.
References in classic literature ?
In short, the magnifying influence of fear began to set at naught the calculations of reason, and to render those who should have remembered their manhood, the slaves of the basest passions.
King Arthur had hurried up the army business altogether beyond my calculations.
Rebecca flew down over the hill to get a last pail of spring water, and as she lifted the bucket from the crystal depths and looked out over the glowing beauty of the autumn landscape, she saw a company of surveyors with their instruments making calculations and laying lines that apparently crossed Sunnybrook at the favorite spot where Mirror Pool lay clear and placid, the yellow leaves on its surface no yellower than its sparkling sands.
Captain Wragge's calculations had not deceived him.
Cruncher, "to be the wife of a honest tradesman, and not to occupy your female mind with calculations when he took to his trade or when he didn't.
Micawber's calculations of ways and means, and heavy with the weight of Mr.
The return of King Richard he spoke of as an event altogether beyond the reach of probability; yet, when he observed, from the doubtful looks and uncertain answers which he received, that this was the apprehension by which the minds of his accomplices were most haunted, he boldly treated that event, should it really take place, as one which ought not to alter their political calculations.
Constant travelling with the constable at his heels, and calculations of the chances of robbing the Dover mail, would have given him his fill of activity and anxiety.
He fell next upon the management of our treasury; and said, "he thought my memory had failed me, because I computed our taxes at about five or six millions a-year, and when I came to mention the issues, he found they sometimes amounted to more than double; for the notes he had taken were very particular in this point, because he hoped, as he told me, that the knowledge of our conduct might be useful to him, and he could not be deceived in his calculations.
But we may form very mistaken ideas on this subject, if we do not call to mind in our calculations, that the extent of revenue drawn from foreign commerce must vary with the variations, both in the extent and the kind of imports; and that these variations do not correspond with the progress of population, which must be the general measure of the public wants.
The noble woman met with none but common souls in whom the reckoning of actual interests was paramount, and who knew nothing of the nobler calculations of sentiment.
I understand your calculations, but you calculated without me.

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