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calculate

[kal-kyuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), calculated, calculating.
1.
to determine or ascertain by mathematical methods; compute: to calculate the velocity of light.
2.
to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate; evaluate; gauge.
3.
to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt (usually used passively and with an infinitive): His remarks were calculated to inspire our confidence.
4.
Chiefly Northern U.S.
a.
to think; guess.
b.
to intend; plan.
verb (used without object), calculated, calculating.
5.
to make a computation or form an estimate.
6.
to count or rely (usually followed by on or upon ): They calculated on good weather.

Origin:
1560–70; < Late Latin calculātus reckoned (past participle of calculāre), equivalent to calculus pebble (see calculus) + -ātus -ate1

precalculate, verb (used with object), precalculated, precalculating.


1. count, figure, cast. 3. design, plan, intend, mean.
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calculate (ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  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.  dialect (US) (tr; may take a clause as object)
 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

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calculate
1560s, "to compute, to estimate by mathematical means," from L. calculatus, pp. of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. calculer. Related: Calculable
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