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reck·on·ing

 (rĕk′ə-nĭng)
n.
1. The act of counting or computing.
2. An itemized bill or statement of a sum due.
3. A settlement of accounts: a day of reckoning.
4.
a. The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft.
b. The position so calculated.

reckoning

(ˈrɛkənɪŋ)
n
1. the act of counting or calculating
2. (Commerce) settlement of an account or bill
3. (Commerce) a bill or account
4. retribution for one's actions (esp in the phrase day of reckoning)
5. (Navigation) nautical short for dead reckoning

reck•on•ing

(ˈrɛk ə nɪŋ)

n.
1. computation; calculation.
2. the settlement of accounts.
3. a statement of an amount due; bill.
4. an accounting, as for things done: a day of reckoning.
5. an appraisal or judgment.
[1250–1300]

reckoning

  • dead reckoning - A calculation based on guesswork.
  • logarithm - From Greek logos, "reckoning, ratio," and arithmos, "number."
  • ratio - From Latin, literally, "reckoning."
  • scotfree - From Scandinavian for "a payment or reckoning," plus "free."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reckoning - 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)
2.reckoning - a bill for an amount due
invoice, bill, account - an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
3.reckoning - the act of countingreckoning - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
blood count - the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
census, nose count, nosecount - a periodic count of the population
countdown - counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)
miscount - an inaccurate count
poll - the counting of votes (as in an election)
recount - an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
sperm count - the act of estimating the number of spermatozoa in an ejaculate

reckoning

noun
1. count, working, estimate, calculation, adding, counting, addition, computation, summation By my reckoning we were seven or eight kilometers away.
2. retribution, punishment, revenge, repayment, retaliation, vengeance, reprisal, compensation She knew the truce would not last. There would be a reckoning.
3. day of retribution, fate, doom, Doomsday, judgment day, day of judgment, last judgment the day of reckoning

reckoning

noun
1. A noting of items one by one:
Archaic: tale.
2. The act, process, or result of calculating:
3. A precise list of fees or charges:
Informal: tab.
Translations
حِساب الدُّيون أو المَصْروفاتحِساب، تَقْدير
propočetúčet
beregningopgørelse
uppgjörútreikningur
hesaphesap görme

reckoning

[ˈreknɪŋ] N
1. (= calculation) → cálculo m
according to my reckoningsegún mis cálculos
to be out in one's reckoningerrar en el cálculo
to come into the reckoningentrar en los cálculos
by any reckoninga todas luces
2. (= bill) → cuenta f
to pay the reckoningpagar la cuenta
3. day of reckoning (fig) → ajuste m de cuentas
4. (Naut)
see dead D

reckoning

[ˈrɛkənɪŋ] n
(= calculation) → calculs mpl
by my reckoning ... → selon mes calculs ...
(= retribution)
The moment of reckoning is approaching → Le moment de rendre des comptes approche. day of reckoning
(mainly British) to be in the reckoning (= in the running) → être dans la course
to be in the reckoning for sth → être dans la course pour qch
to be out of the reckoning (= out of the running) → ne plus être dans la course

reckoning

n
(= calculation)(Be)rechnung f; (old: = bill, account) → Rechnung f; to be out in one’s reckoningsich ziemlich verrechnet haben; the day of reckoningder Tag der Abrechnung; in your reckoningIhrer Meinung or Schätzung nach

reckoning

[ˈrɛknɪŋ] ncalcoli mpl, conti mpl
to be out in one's reckoning → aver sbagliato or fatto male i propri conti
the day of reckoning (fig) → il momento della resa dei conti

reckon

(ˈrekən) verb
1. to consider. He is reckoned (to be / as / as being) the best pianist in Britain.
2. (especially American) to think; to have decided; to intend. Do you reckon we'll succeed?; Is he reckoning on coming?
ˈreckoning noun
1. calculation; counting. By my reckoning, we must be about eight kilometres from the town.
2. the settling of debts etc.
day of reckoning
the time when one has to pay for, or be punished for, one's mistakes, crimes etc.
reckon on
to depend on or expect. I was reckoning on meeting him tonight.
reckon up
to count or calculate. to reckon up the total cost.
reckon with
to be prepared for; to take into consideration. I didn't reckon with all these problems; He's a man to be reckoned with (= a powerful man).
References in classic literature ?
The reckoning with his wife at the end of an escapade was something he counted on--like the last powerful liqueur after a long dinner.
After all, it is likely the imps would have managed to master my scalp, so a day or two will make no great difference in the everlasting reckoning of time.
You know the saloon is one of them patent houses you can take to pieces, and I've been reckoning you boys will have to pitch in and help me to take the whole shanty over to the laurel bushes, and put it up agin Kearney's cabin.
The truth was, nevertheless, that it had been planted by Alice Pyncheon,--she was Phoebe's great-great-grand-aunt, --in soil which, reckoning only its cultivation as a garden-plat, was now unctuous with nearly two hundred years of vegetable decay.
It is noon; and Dough-Boy, the steward, thrusting his pale loaf-of-bread face from the cabin-scuttle, announces dinner to his lord and master; who, sitting in the lee quarter-boat, has just been taking an observation of the sun; and is now mutely reckoning the latitude on the smooth, medallion-shaped tablet, reserved for that daily purpose on the upper part of his ivory leg.
Reckoning ten barrels to the ton, you have ten tons for the net weight of only three quarters of the stuff of the whale's skin.
The fall of one small stone cast by the valiant Elijah, known as "the fighting twin," did break the stillness of the woods for a moment, but it did not come within a hundred yards of Minnie, who shouted "Jail Birds" at the top of her lungs and then turned, with an agreeable feeling of excitement, to meet Rebecca, standing perfectly still in the path, with a day of reckoning plainly set forth in her blazing eyes.
Weston most willingly undertook to play as long as they could wish to dance; and the interesting employment had followed, of reckoning up exactly who there would be, and portioning out the indispensable division of space to every couple.
Her day of reckoning with the captain had not come yet -- she merely added the new item to her list, and availed herself of the camp-stool.
Nevertheless," pursued Darnay, rising to ring the bell, "there is nothing in that, I hope, to prevent my calling the reckoning, and our parting without ill-blood on either side.
According to our reckoning,' he proceeded, 'Mas'r Davy's here, and mine, she is like, one day, to make her own poor solitary course to London.
He said this with the air of one carefully reckoning up and striking a balance.