calculation

—calculative /kal"kyeuh lay'tiv, leuh tiv/, calculational, calculatory /kal"kyeuh leuh tawr'ee, tohr'ee/, adj./kal'kyeuh lay"sheuhn/, n.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.[13501400; ME < LL calculation (s. of calculatio reckoning). See CALCULATE, ION]
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Calculation — Cal cu*la tion ( l[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [OE. calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.] 1. The act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate. The calculation of eclipses. Nichol. [1913 Webster] The… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
calculation — UK US /ˌkælkjəˈleɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► the process of finding an amount or number using mathematics: »A calculation of their tax liability will be made from their account books. ► an opinion that you form about something, or the process of… … Financial and business terms
calculation — [n1] computing, estimating amount adding, arithmetic, ciphering, computation, counting, dividing, estimate, estimation, figuring, forecast, judgment, multiplying, prediction, reckoning, subtracting, summation, totaling; concepts 28,764… … New thesaurus
calculation — index appraisal, assessment (estimation), census, computation, contemplation, deduction (conclusion) … Law dictionary
calculation — late 14c., from L.L. calculationem (nom. calculatio), noun of action from pp. stem of calculare to reckon, compute, from L. calculus reckoning, account, originally pebble used in counting, dim. of calx (gen. calcis) limestone (see CHALK (Cf.… … Etymology dictionary
calculation — circumspection, caution, wariness, chariness (see under CAUTIOUS) Analogous words: *prudence, forethought, foresight, providence, discretion: *care, concern, solicitude: astuteness, perspicacity, sagacity, shrewdness (see corresponding adjectives … New Dictionary of Synonyms
calculation — ► NOUN 1) a mathematical determination of quantity or extent. 2) an assessment of the risks or effects of a course of action … English terms dictionary
calculation — [kal΄kyo͞o lā′shən, kal΄kyəlā′shən] n. 1. the act or process of calculating 2. something deduced by calculating; estimate; plan 3. careful planning or forethought, esp. with selfish motives calculative [kal΄kyo͞o lāt′iv, kal΄kyəlāt΄iv] adj … English World dictionary
calculation — noun 1 act of calculating/sum calculated ADJECTIVE ▪ accurate, correct, exact, precise ▪ an exact calculation of the amount spent so far ▪ Your calculations are correct. ▪ … Collocations dictionary
calculation — [[t]kæ̱lkjʊle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] calculations 1) N VAR: oft N of n A calculation is something that you think about and work out mathematically. Calculation is the process of working something out mathematically. Leonard made a rapid calculation: he d… … English dictionary
Calculation — A calculation is a deliberate process for transforming one or more inputs into one or more results, with variable change. The term is used in a variety of senses, from the very definite arithmetical calculation using an algorithm to the vague… … Wikipedia