# calculation

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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
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## 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"
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## calculation

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

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən] n
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## 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
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## calculation

[ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃn] ncalcolo
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## 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.
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## calculation

výpočet beregning laskelma računica 計算 계산 beräkning การคำนวณ sự tính toán
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## calculation

n. calculación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
"And you knew how to make that calculation?" asked Michel Ardan.
These two dimensions enable you to obtain by a simple calculation the surface and cubic contents of the Nautilus.
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.
From my gains in that business I can pay for the Presidency, which at \$50,000 a year will give me in four years - " but it took him so long to make the calculation that the bill to subsidise cat-ranches passed without his vote, and he was compelled to return to his constituents an honest man, tormented with a clean conscience.
The little matter of distinguishing one, two, and three--in a word, number and calculation:--do not all arts and sciences necessarily partake of them?
Constitutions of civil government are not to be framed upon a calculation of existing exigencies, but upon a combination of these with the probable exigencies of ages, according to the natural and tried course of human affairs.
Pierre heard it plainly, but at that moment he remembered that he had not yet finished reckoning up how many stages still remained to Smolensk- a calculation he had begun before the marshal went by.
The very accident against which it had been the captain's chief anxiety to guard -- the accident which had just taken place in spite of him -- was, of all the events that could have happened, the one event which falsified every previous calculation, by directly forwarding the main purpose of the conspiracy!
"It is for that reason I am delighted to see you," continued the abbe, "although you have disturbed me in a most important calculation, which, if it succeeded, would possibly change Newton's system.
The poor girl had not entered into any calculation of the expense of lodgings, of fuel, of clothes, of health impaired, and as for any resources for illness or accidents, she was totally without them.
Being well-known to the attendants, she always had a seat provided for her; and, taking some gold and a few thousand-franc notes out of her pocket--would begin quietly, coldly, and after much calculation, to stake, and mark down the figures in pencil on a paper, as though striving to work out a system according to which, at given moments, the odds might group themselves.
It was one of those happy strokes of calculation and combination, the result of which it was difficult to estimate.

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