# calculative

## calculation

[kal-kyuh-ley-shuhn]
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

calculative [kal-kyuh-ley-tiv, ‐luh-tiv] , calculational, calculatory [kal-kyuh-luh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee] , adjective
precalculation, noun
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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

 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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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).
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