### 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, figureverb

make a mathematical calculation or computation

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

judge to be probable

account, calculateverb

keep an account of

forecast, calculateverb

predict in advance

calculate, aim, directverb

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

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

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.

calculateverb

To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process.

calculateverb

To plan something, especially something morally wrong.

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

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

To CALCULATEverb

**Etymology:**calculer, Fr. from calculus, Lat. a little stone or bead, used in operations of numbers.A cunning man did

*calculate*my birth,

And told me, that by water I should die.*William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.*Why all these fires, why all these gliding ghosts,

Why old men fools, and children*calculate,*

Why all those things change from their ordinance?*William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.*Who were there then in the world, to observe the births of those first men, and

*calculate*their nativities, as they sprawled out of ditches?*Richard Bentley.*The reasonableness of religion clearly appears, as it tends so directly to the happiness of men, and is, upon all accounts,

*calculated*for our benefit.*John Tillotson.*

### Wikipedia

calculate

A calculation is a deliberate mathematical process that transforms one or more inputs into one or more outputs or results. 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. Extracting the square root or the cube root of a number using mathematical models is a more 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 determine mathematically in the case of a number or amount, or in the case of an abstract problem to deduce the answer using logic, reason or common sense. The English word derives from the Latin calculus, which originally meant a small stone in the gall-bladder (from Latin calx). It also meant a pebble used for calculating, or a small stone used as a counter in an abacus (Latin abacus, Greek abax). 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 iron bars. Calculation is a prerequisite for computation.

### ChatGPT

calculate

To calculate is to ascertain or determine a numerical value or result by using mathematical processes or methods. It involves computational procedures like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebraic operations, etc. This term can also be used more broadly to refer to the process of carefully thinking about information in order to form a decision or judgement.

### Webster Dictionary

Calculateverb

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

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

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

Calculateverb

to plan; to expect; to think

Calculateverb

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.]

### Editors Contribution

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

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

One of the explanations, for why in almost all the surveys we failed to

**calculate**the number of votes between Fernandez and Macri, is precisely not having been able to detect the sufficient number of young people. They don't answer the landline or because they just have mobile phones for surfing the web.If you

**calculate**(oilseeds) ... altogether this year, we are expecting to import about 1.5 to 1.6 million tonnes, last year was a little less - about 1.2 million tonnes and our crop was better than this year.This approach is clearly a dead end. There are no indications that North Korea is interested in returning to the world of 'fire and fury', the concern now is the president's reaction. Will he

**calculate**that he stands to gain more domestically with returning to threats? Does he want to distract from domestic political or legal problems? All of those things could have volatile results.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.According to the projections, we

**calculate**that the number of hospitalizations will increase, and there will also be an increase in intensive care.

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- حسبArabic
- пресмятам, изчислявамBulgarian
- calcularCatalan, Valencian
- kalkulovat, spočítatCzech
- ausrechnen, berechnen, rechnen, kalkulierenGerman
- kalkuliEsperanto
- calcularSpanish
- suunnitella, laskea, laskelmoidaFinnish
- calculerFrench
- tomhaisScottish Gaelic
- חישבHebrew
- kikalkulál, kitervel, számítást végez, kiszámít, számolHungarian
- calcolareItalian
- 算定, 算出, 計算, たくらむ, 見積もるJapanese
- 계산하다, 꾀하다, 정산하다Korean
- ຄຳນວນLao
- tatauMāori
- တွက်Burmese
- plannen, uitwerken, berekenen, rekenenDutch
- wyliczać, kalkulowaćPolish
- calcularPortuguese
- socoti, calculaRomanian
- подсчи́тывать, вычисля́ть, счита́тьRussian
- izračunati, kalkuliratiSerbo-Croatian
- räkna, beräkna, räkna utSwedish

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