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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.

cal′cu·la′tive adj.

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:
Noun1.calculation - the procedure of calculatingcalculation - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
transposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
number crunching - performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations
mathematical 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 quantities
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
extrapolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
interpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known
conversion - 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)/dx
integral - 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"
planning, 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. computation, working out, reckoning, figuring, estimate, forecast, judgment, estimation, result, answer He made a quick calculation on a scrap of paper.
2. planning, intention, deliberation, foresight, contrivance, forethought, circumspection, premeditation 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
laskelma
računica
útreikningur
計算
계산
izračun
beräkning
การคำนวณ
sự tính toán

calculation

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən] N (Math) (= estimation) → cálculo m
to make or do a calculationrealizar un cálculo

calculation

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən] ncalcul m

calculation

nBerechnung f, → Kalkulation f; (= critical estimation)Schätzung f; to do a quick calculationdie Sache schnell überschlagen; with cold calculationeiskalt berechnend; 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.
ˈcalculable adjective
ˌcalcuˈlation noun
ˈcalculator noun
a machine for calculating. Use a calculator for adding all those numbers.

calculation

حُسْبان výpočet beregning Berechnung υπολογισμός cálculo laskelma calcul računica calcolo 計算 계산 berekening utregning obliczenie cálculo расчет beräkning การคำนวณ hesaplama sự tính toán 计算

calculation

n. calculación.
References in classic literature ?
For a day or two she walked about apparently in a dreamy state, but really absorbed in speculation and calculation.
Lay her more along the land, Sagamore; we are doubling on the varlets, and perhaps they may try to strike our trail on the long calculation.
If, heretofore, l had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren.
According to a careful calculation I have made, and which I partly base upon Captain Scoresby's estimate, of seventy tons for the largest sized Greenland whale of sixty feet in length; according to my careful calculation, I say, a Sperm Whale of the largest magnitude, between eighty-five and ninety feet in length, and something less than forty feet in its fullest circumference, such a whale will weigh at least ninety tons; so that reckoning thirteen men to a ton, he would considerably outweigh the combined population of a whole village of one thousand one hundred inhabitants.
women always say such things, cause they ha'nt no sort of calculation.
It is insisted that eight duels a week--four for each of the two days--is too low an average to draw a calculation from, but I will reckon from that basis, preferring an understatement to an overstatement of the case.
He was not expecting to meet anybody, for all interest was centered in the other part of the house now; his calculation proved correct.
What years of felicity that man, in all human calculation, has before him
He so frequently talked of the increasing expenses of housekeeping, and of the perpetual demands upon his purse, which a man of any consequence in the world was beyond calculation exposed to, that he seemed rather to stand in need of more money himself than to have any design of giving money away.
Captain Wragge was sorely tempted to take the Reward at the top of the handbills as his basis of calculation.
I have known him come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, 'in case anything turned up', which was his favourite expression.
This impressive calculation had a great effect on poor Rosalind; and it is a secondary matter that it and its accompanying wisdom may have less weight with the reader, as for the moment Rosalind was my one concern.