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, figure(verb)

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

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

    judge to be probable

  3. account, calculate(verb)

    keep an account of

  4. forecast, calculate(verb)

    predict in advance

  5. calculate, aim, direct(verb)

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

  6. 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

  1. 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.

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

  2. calculate(Verb)

    To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process.

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

  3. calculate(Verb)

    To plan something, especially something morally wrong.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculate(verb)

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Calculate(verb)

    to plan; to expect; to think

  5. Calculate(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce calculate?

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How to say calculate in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Halvor Molland:

    Even if we have a fire drill and we use diesel to set a small fire we have to calculate the amounts, these are chemical reactions so we know that if you set fire to one liter of diesel you know how much carbon will come out.

  2. David Henkin:

    The fisheries calculate the maximum acceptable death rate caused by humans in this population at 2.4 per year before the population is threatened, so these two deaths are significant, before the settlement, there was no obligation to investigate or report the deaths.

  3. Leonardo Sakamoto:

    We can't say things are better, or that slave labor has migrated to the cities, and it's almost impossible to calculate numbers, slave labor is like Silly Putty. Every time you squeeze it, it assumes a different form.

  4. Aldemir Bendine:

    What we are discussing now is the methodology, the way to calculate this, the results will reflect the actual situation in 2014, which could be affected by corruption, but also other variables such as prices.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    I am still standing, talking directly to the people at home and to the nation about what I think we need to win, i'm not trying to calculate my answers and find some middle ground politically. I'm trying to win.

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