### What does **calculate** mean?

# Definitions for **calculate**

ˈkæl kyəˌleɪtcal·cu·late

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### Princeton's WordNet

calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure(verb)

make a mathematical calculation or computation

calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast(verb)

judge to be probable

account, calculate(verb)

keep an account of

forecast, calculate(verb)

predict in advance

calculate, aim, direct(verb)

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

count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon(verb)

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

calculate(Verb)

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.

calculate(Verb)

To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process.

calculate(Verb)

To plan something, especially something morally wrong.

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

### Webster Dictionary

Calculate(verb)

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

Calculate(verb)

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

Calculate(verb)

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

Calculate(verb)

to plan; to expect; to think

Calculate(verb)

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

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

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.]

### British National Corpus

Verbs Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of calculate in Chaldean Numerology is:

**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of calculate in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**6**

### Examples of calculate in a Sentence

We have identified potential concerns with how we

**calculate**road load.Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't

**calculate**his happiness.I

**calculate**that in a couple of weeks we'll be ready to continue with the process.The real challenge for them is to step up and

**calculate**market by market, what is a fair wage.I don't know how they

**calculate**the figure but there were many researchers from universities who came to assess it.

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## Translations for **calculate**

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- حسبArabic
- изчислявам, пресмятамBulgarian
- calcularCatalan, Valencian
- kalkulovat, spočítatCzech
- kalkulieren, ausrechnen, rechnen, berechnenGerman
- kalkuliEsperanto
- calcularSpanish
- suunnitella, laskelmoida, laskeaFinnish
- calculerFrench
- tomhaisScottish Gaelic
- חישבHebrew
- kikalkulál, kiszámít, számítást végez, számol, kitervelHungarian
- calcolareItalian
- 計算, 見積もる, たくらむ, 算定, 算出Japanese
- 정산하다, 꾀하다, 계산하다Korean
- ຄຳນວນLao
- tatauMāori
- တွက်Burmese
- uitwerken, plannen, rekenen, berekenenDutch
- kalkulować, wyliczaćPolish
- calcularPortuguese
- calcula, socotiRomanian
- подсчи́тывать, счита́ть, вычисля́тьRussian
- kalkulirati, izračunatiSerbo-Croatian
- räkna ut, beräkna, räknaSwedish

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