# Definitions for **calculation**ˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃən

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **calculation**

### Princeton's WordNet

calculation, computation, computing(noun)

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

calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning(noun)

problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

calculation, deliberation(noun)

planning something carefully and intentionally

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

### Wiktionary

calculation(Noun)

The act or process of calculating.

calculation(Noun)

The result of calculating.

calculation(Noun)

Reckoning, estimate.

By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.

calculation(Noun)

An expectation based on circumstances.

### Webster Dictionary

Calculation(noun)

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

Calculation(noun)

an expectation based on circumstances

**Origin:** [OE. calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.]

### Freebase

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.

### British National Corpus

Nouns Frequency

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

### Anagrams for calculation »

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# Translations for **calculation**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- حسبArabic
- изчисление, разчет, предположениеBulgarian
- càlculCatalan, Valencian
- výpočetCzech
- kalkulo, kalkuladoEsperanto
- calculo, conjetura, cómputoSpanish
- محاسبهPersian
- lasku, laskelma, laskenta, laskeminenFinnish
- calculFrench
- ríomh, suimIrish
- tomhasScottish Gaelic
- חישובHebrew
- हिसाबHindi
- kalkuloIdo
- contoItalian
- calculātiō, calculoLatin
- cálculo, apuração, cômputoPortuguese
- calculare, calculRomanian
- вычислениеRussian
- uträkning, beräkning, räknandeSwedish
- hesaplamaTurkish

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