What does calculate mean?

Definitions for calculate
ˈkæl kyəˌleɪtcal·cu·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figureverb

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

  2. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecastverb

    judge to be probable

  3. account, calculateverb

    keep an account of

  4. forecast, calculateverb

    predict in advance

  5. calculate, aim, directverb

    specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

  6. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckonverb

    have faith or confidence in

    "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Wiktionary

  1. calculateverb

    To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.

    Calculate the square root of 3 to 10 decimal places.

    Etymology: From calculatus, perfect passive participle of calculo, from calculus.

  2. calculateverb

    To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process.

    Etymology: From calculatus, perfect passive participle of calculo, from calculus.

  3. calculateverb

    To plan something, especially something morally wrong.

    Etymology: From calculatus, perfect passive participle of calculo, from calculus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculateverb

    to ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute

  2. Calculateverb

    to ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity

  3. Calculateverb

    to adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people

  4. Calculateverb

    to plan; to expect; to think

  5. Calculateverb

    to make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calculate

    kal′kū-lāt, v.t. to count or reckon: to think out: to adapt, fit (only passive, with for): (U.S.) to think, purpose.—v.i. to make a calculation: to estimate.—adjs. Cal′culable; Cal′culating, given to forethought, deliberately selfish and scheming.—n. Calculā′tion, the art or process of calculating: estimate: forecast.—adj. Cal′culātive, relating to calculation.—n. Cal′culātor, one who calculates. [L. calculāre, -ātum, to reckon by help of little stones—calculus, dim. of calx, a little stone.]

Editors Contribution

  1. calculate

    To create a value using a mathematical process.

    To calculate you need to know the simple process and then its easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'calculate' in Verbs Frequency: #468

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calculate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calculate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of calculate in a Sentence

  1. Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson:

    They have never been suppliers to the auto industry. But advanced graphics processors is exactly what we need to calculate what the road is looking like 200 metres ahead.

  2. Remi Thor:

    We calculate the traffic in real time to make sure we respect the limit on the number inside.

  3. Lopez Obrador:

    According to the projections, we calculate that the number of hospitalizations will increase, and there will also be an increase in intensive care.

  4. Niall Mottram:

    Being able to hit a moving target is challenging. And hitting a moving target that varies in appearance is even more so. So being able to differentiate from color and shape, and then being able to calculate how quickly you're moving and therefore at what point you should dispense so that you hit your target; that requires some pretty sophisticated algorithms.

  5. Donald Trump:

    The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.

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