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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 ?
Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought.
Barbicane took the paper, and began to make his calculations with great rapidity.
Indeed, after the most recent calculations this reduction is only .000436 of an atmosphere for each thirty feet of depth.
The doctor, according to very accurate calculations, found that, including the articles indispensable to his journey and his apparatus, he should have to carry a weight of 4,000 pounds; therefore he had to find out what would be the ascensional force of a balloon capable of raising such a weight, and, consequently, what would be its capacity.
"Xavier returned from I do not know where at midnight, absorbed in calculations on the eternal question of his Aurora--la belle Aurore, whom I begin to hate.
I can be making some calculations with reference to the number of hospital beds for each transport.
Nor did he trouble his borrowers with abstract calculations of figures, or references to ready-reckoners; his simple rule of interest being all comprised in the one golden sentence, 'two-pence for every half-penny,' which greatly simplified the accounts, and which, as a familiar precept, more easily acquired and retained in the memory than any known rule of arithmetic, cannot be too strongly recommended to the notice of capitalists, both large and small, and more especially of money-brokers and bill- discounters.
1,200 yards per second; calculations prove that to be sufficient.
After making certain calculations (in black and white, as a matter of course), he ordered his chaise to be ready in an hour -- so as to reach the railway in time for the second train running to London -- with which there happened to be no communication from Aldborough by coach.
He did not move at the sound of the door, and continued his calculations until the flash of the torches lighted up with an unwonted glare the sombre walls of his cell; then, raising his head, he perceived with astonishment the number of persons present.
As she sat down, on her return, she went over these calculations in her mind, and when they were ended, she cast a look at her work, as if to calculate its duration by what she had so far finished.
These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.

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