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calculation
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ˌkæl
kyəˈleɪ
ʃən
/
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kalky
uh

ley
sh
uh
n
]
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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.
Origin:
1350–1400;
Middle English
<
Late Latin
calculātiōn
(stem of
calculātiō
reckoning). See
calculate
,
ion
Related forms
calculative
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leytiv
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,
calculational,
calculatory
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ˈkæl
kyə
ləˌtɔr
i
,
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i
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l
uh
tawree
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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
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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
Realworld observations seem to match up with these
calculations
.
The widelyused apparatus helped users with multiplication, division and other
calculations
.
It's something to factor into
calculations
of his political worth.
In the courtroom, the
calculations
can be seen in all their cold rationality,
and the costs are vividly embodied.
We are in the postcold war era, and our
calculations
are affected by the laws and needs of globalization.
For my mom, a chemistturnedbusinessexecutive, the
calculations
come naturally.
We're told that profiling is an indispensable tool and that
calculations
of risk vary along cultural lines.
If his
calculations
work, the numbercrunching provost hopes to add a tool to help students choose their majors as well.
Colleges continue to shell out more money for these professors because tenure never even enters into their
calculations
.
To be sure the commission's
calculations
are on the more tentative side.
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