Definitions for calculationˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•cu•la•tionˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of calculating; computation.

    Category: Math

  2. the result of calculating.

  3. an estimate based on the known facts; forecast.

  4. forethought; prior or careful planning.

  5. scheming selfishness.

Origin of calculation:

1350–1400; ME < LL

cal′cu•la`tive-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv(adj.)cal`cu•la′tion•al

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculation, computation, computing(noun)

    the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

  2. calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning(noun)

    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

  3. calculation, deliberation(noun)

    planning something carefully and intentionally

    "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. calculation(noun)ˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃən

    the use of math to find the answer

    a careful calculation of the costs; to make a few calculations

Wiktionary

  1. calculation(Noun)

    The act or process of calculating.

  2. calculation(Noun)

    The result of calculating.

  3. calculation(Noun)

    Reckoning, estimate.

    By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.

  4. calculation(Noun)

    An expectation based on circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculation(noun)

    the act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate

  2. Calculation(noun)

    an expectation based on circumstances

Freebase

  1. Calculation

    A calculation is a deliberate process that transforms 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 of using an algorithm, to the vague heuristics of calculating a strategy in a competition, or calculating the chance of a successful relationship between two people. For example, multiplying 7 by 6 is a simple algorithmic calculation. Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the Black–Scholes model is a complex algorithmic calculation. Statistical estimations of the likely election results from opinion polls also involve algorithmic calculations, but produces ranges of possibilities rather than exact answers. To calculate means to ascertain by computing. The English word derives from the Latin calculus, which originally meant a small stone in the gall-bladder. It also meant a pebble used for calculating, or a small stone used as a counter in an abacus. The abacus was an instrument used by Greeks and Romans for arithmetic calculations, preceding the slide-rule and the electronic calculator, and consisted of perforated pebbles sliding on an iron bars.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'calculation' in Nouns Frequency: #1676


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