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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.]

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]
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## 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

Imperative
calculate
calculate
Present
I calculate
you calculate
he/she/it calculates
we calculate
you calculate
they calculate
Preterite
I calculated
you calculated
he/she/it calculated
we calculated
you calculated
they calculated
Present Continuous
I am calculating
you are calculating
he/she/it is calculating
we are calculating
you are calculating
they are calculating
Present Perfect
I have calculated
you have calculated
he/she/it has calculated
we have calculated
you have calculated
they have calculated
Past Continuous
I was calculating
you were calculating
he/she/it was calculating
we were calculating
you were calculating
they were calculating
Past Perfect
Future
I will calculate
you will calculate
he/she/it will calculate
we will calculate
you will calculate
they will calculate
Future Perfect
I will have calculated
you will have calculated
he/she/it will have calculated
we will have calculated
you will have calculated
they will have calculated
Future Continuous
I will be calculating
you will be calculating
he/she/it will be calculating
we will be calculating
you will be calculating
they will be calculating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calculating
you have been calculating
he/she/it has been calculating
we have been calculating
you have been calculating
they have been calculating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calculating
you will have been calculating
he/she/it will have been calculating
we will have been calculating
you will have been calculating
they will have been calculating
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would calculate
you would calculate
he/she/it would calculate
we would calculate
you would calculate
they would calculate
Past Conditional
I would have calculated
you would have calculated
he/she/it would have calculated
we would have calculated
you would have calculated
they would have calculated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 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 arrangementreason - 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 numberprocess - 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 offactor, factor in, factor out - resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!"deduct, subtract, take off - make a subtraction; "subtract this amount from my paycheck"multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"interpolate, extrapolate - estimate the value ofdifferentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivativeintegrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integrationsurvey - 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 budgetcapitalise, capitalize - compute the present value of a business or an incomesolve, resolve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x" 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      accountcredit - accounting: enter as credit; "We credit your account with \$100"balance - compute credits and debits of an accountoverbalance - cause to be off balance; "It is not desirable to overbalance the budget"debit - enter as debitcompound - calculate principal and interestbill, charge - demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights" 4 calculate - predict in advanceforecastforebode, 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 publicdestine, intend, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director" 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"rely, trust, swear, bank - have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
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## calculate

verb
1. From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
2. Its twin engines were calculated to give additional safety.
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## calculate

verb
1. To ascertain by mathematics:
2. To make a judgment as to the worth or value of:
Translations
حسبيَحْسِبُ، يُحْصي، يُقَدِّريَعُدُّ
calcular
vypočítatkalkulovatpočítatspočítat
beregnekalkulere
kalkuli
לחשב
izračunatikalkuliratiračunati
kikalkulálkiszámítkitervelszámítást végezszámol
reikna

계산하다
aprēķinātizskaitļot
kalkulowaćobliczyćwyliczać
računati
beräknaräkna ut
คำนวณ
tính toán

## calculate

[ˈkælkjʊleɪt]
A. VT
1. (= measure) [+ weight, speed, number, distance] → calcular
2. (= judge) [+ effects, consequences, risk] → calcular
3. (= intend) his words were calculated to cause painhabía planeado expresamente sus palabras para hacer daño
this is calculated to give him a joltel propósito de esto es darle una sacudida
B. VI (Math) →
calculate on VI + PREP (= count on) → contar con
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## calculate

[ˈkælkjʊleɪt] vt
[+ number] → calculer
(= estimate) [+ chances, effect, consequences] → évaluer
calculate on
vt fus
to calculate on sth → compter sur qch
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## calculate

vt
(mathematically, scientifically) → berechnen; costs alsoermitteln
(fig: = estimate critically) →
to be calculated to do something (= be intended)auf etw (acc)abzielen; (= have the effect)zu etw angetan sein
(US inf: = suppose) → schätzen, annehmen, meinen
vi (Math) → rechnen
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## 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
2. vi (Math) → fare (i) conti
calculate on vi + prep to calculate on sth/on doing sthcontare 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
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## calculate

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