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## cal·cu·late

(kăl′kyə-lāt′)*v.*

**cal·cu·lat·ed**,

**cal·cu·lat·ing**,

**cal·cu·lates**

*v.*

*tr.*

**1.**To ascertain by computation; reckon: calculating the area of a circle; calculated their probable time of arrival.

**2.**To make an estimate of; evaluate: calculating the team's chances of winning.

**3.**To make for a deliberate purpose; design: a sturdy car that is calculated to last for years; a choice that was calculated to please.

**4.**also

**cal'late**(kăl′āt′, -lāt′)

*Chiefly New England*

**a.**To suppose: "I cal'late she's a right smart cook" (Dialect Notes).

**b.**To plan, intend, or depend on.

*v.*

*intr.*

**1.**To perform a mathematical process; figure: We must measure and calculate to determine how much paint will be needed.

**2.**

*Chiefly New England*

**a.**To suppose; guess.

**b.**To count, depend, or rely on someone or something: We're calculating on your help.

[Late Latin

`calculāre``, calculāt-`, from Latin`calculus`,*small stone used in reckoning*, diminutive of`calx``, calc-`,*small stone for gaming*; see**calx**.]**cal′cu·la′tive**(-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv)

*adj.*

*Synonyms:***calculate**

**, compute**

**, reckon**

**, figure**

These verbs refer to the use of mathematical methods to determine a result.

*Calculate,*the most comprehensive, often implies a relatively high level of abstraction or procedural complexity:

*calculated the average test score for each class; calculated the comet's orbit from a series of observed positions. Compute*applies to possibly lengthy arithmetic operations; like

*calculate,*it may imply the use of a mechanical or electronic device:

*data used in computing the gross national product; computed a value for each of the variables. Reckon*and

*figure*suggest the use of simple arithmetic:

*reckoned the number of hours before her departure; trying to figure my share of the bill.*

## calculate

(ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt)*vb*

**1.**(Mathematics) to solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute

**2.**(

*tr; may take a clause as object*) to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate

**3.**(

*tr; usually passive*) to design specifically; aim: the car was calculated to appeal to women.

**4.**(

*intr; foll by on or upon*) to depend; rely

**5.**(

*tr; may take a clause as object*)

*dialect*

**a.**to suppose; think

**b.**to intend (to do something)

[C16: from Late Latin

*calculāre,*from*calculus*pebble used as a counter; see calculus]**calculative**

*adj*

## cal•cu•late

(ˈkæl kyəˌleɪt)*v.*

**-lat•ed, -lat•ing.**

*v.t.*

**1.**to determine by mathematical methods; compute: to calculate the velocity of light.

**2.**to determine by reasoning or experience; estimate; gauge.

**3.**to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt: The remarks were calculated to inspire confidence.

**4.**

*Chiefly Northern U.S.*

**a.**to think; guess.

**b.**to intend; plan.

*v.i.*

**5.**to make a calculation.

**6.**to count or rely (usu. fol. by

*on*or

*upon*).

[1560–70; < Late Latin

*calculātus,*past participle of*calculāre*to reckon, derivative of Latin*calculus*pebble (see calculus)]## calculate

**Past participle:**calculated

**Gerund:**calculating

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Verb | 1. | calculate - make a mathematical calculation or computationmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason" quantise, quantize - apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor; "Quantize gravity" work out - be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000" extract - calculate the root of a number process - perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech" prorate - divide or assess proportionally; "The rent was prorated for the rest of the month" miscalculate, misestimate - calculate incorrectly; "I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding" recalculate - calculate anew; "The costs had to be recalculated" average out, average - compute the average of add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!" multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" interpolate, extrapolate - estimate the value of differentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivative integrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integration survey - plot a map of (land) estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds" budget - make a budget capitalise, capitalize - compute the present value of a business or an income |

2. | calculate - judge to be probablepass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people" take into account, allow - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash" | |

3. | calculate - keep an account of credit - accounting: enter as credit; "We credit your account with $100" balance - compute credits and debits of an account overbalance - cause to be off balance; "It is not desirable to overbalance the budget" debit - enter as debit compound - calculate principal and interest | |

4. | calculate - predict in advanceforebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election" | |

5. | calculate - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public | |

6. | calculate - have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis" |

## calculate

## calculate

*verb*

Translations

**calcular**

**vypočítat**

**kalkulovat**

**počítat**

**spočítat**

**beregne**

**kalkulere**

**kalkuli**

**laskea**

**laskelmoida**

**suunnitella**

**לחשב**

**izračunati**

**kalkulirati**

**računati**

**kikalkulál**

**kiszámít**

**kitervel**

**számítást végez**

**számol**

**reikna**

**計算**

**計算する**

**계산하다**

**apskaičiavimas**

**apskaičiuojamas**

**kalkuliatorius**

**skaičiavimas**

**skaičiuotuvas**

**aprēķināt**

**izskaitļot**

**računati**

**beräkna**

**räkna ut**

**คำนวณ**

**tính toán**

## calculate

[ˈkælkjʊleɪt]**A.**

*VT*

**3.**(=

*intend*) his words were calculated to cause pain → había planeado expresamente sus palabras para hacer daño

this is calculated to give him a jolt → el propósito de esto es darle una sacudida

a move calculated to improve his popularity → una operación diseñada

*or*pensada para darle mayor popularidad

## calculate

[ˈkælkj*ʊ*leɪt]

*vt*

[+

*number*] → calculer (=

to calculate on sth → compter sur qch

*estimate*) [+*chances, effect, consequences*] → évaluer**calculate on**

*vt fus*to calculate on sth → compter sur qch

## calculate

[ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt]**1.**

*vt*(

*cost, distance*) → calcolare; (

*estimate, chances, effect*) → valutare

to be calculated to do sth → essere fatto/a

*or*studiato/a per fare qc

**calculate on**

*vi + prep*

**to calculate on sth/on doing sth**→ contare su qc/di fare qc, tenere conto di qc/di fare qc

he hadn't calculated on the arrival of the night watchman → non aveva fatto i conti con l'arrivo del guardiano notturno

## calculate

(ˈkӕlkjuleit)*verb*

to count or estimate, using numbers. Calculate the number of days in a century.

**ˈcalculable**

*adjective*

**ˌcalcuˈlation**

*noun*

**ˈcalculator**

*noun*

a machine for calculating. Use a calculator for adding all those numbers.

## calculate

→ يَعُدُّ vypočítat beregne berechnen υπολογίζω calcular laskea calculer računati calcolare 計算する 계산하다 berekenen beregne obliczyć calcular вычислять beräkna คำนวณ hesaplamak tính toán 计算Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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