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calculation
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ˌkæl
kyəˈleɪ
ʃən
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noun
1.
the act or process of
calculating
; computation.
2.
the result or product of
calculating
:
His calculations agree with ours.
3.
an estimate based on the known facts; forecast:
Her calculation of the building costs proved quite accurate.
4.
forethought; prior or careful planning.
5.
scheming selfishness.
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Origin:
1350–1400;
Middle English
<
Late Latin
calculātiōn
(stem of
calculātiō
reckoning). See
calculate
,
ion
Related forms
calculative
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ˈkæl
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,
calculational,
calculatory
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ˈkæl
kyə
ləˌtɔr
i
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,
adjective
noncalculative,
adjective
precalculation,
noun
uncalculative,
adjective
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World English Dictionary
calculation
(ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən)
—
n
1.
the act, process, or result of calculating
2.
an estimation of probability; forecast
3.
careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
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Word Origin & History
calculation
late 14c., from L.L. calculationem (nom. calculatio), from calculare "to reckon, compute," from L. calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used in counting," dim. of calx (gen. calcis) "limestone" (see
chalk
).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Estimating the longerterm benefits to the country is a much woolier
calculation
.
Even then, stars appear to shift by miniscule amounts, so this is a tricky
calculation
.
She bit her lip and seemed to be making a
calculation
of some sort.
The geometricians have subjected infinity to the laws of
calculation
.
So much for explaining the result of the apparent
calculation
.
Upon a general
calculation
, threescore persons in every hundred have the smallpox.
This, however, is a thing which never enters into a sailor's
calculation
.
Thus, to trigger the biases mentioned above, try making any
calculation
slightly more complicated.
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