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

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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. Baba Faiz:

    Mathematics is not how fast you calculate, rather mathematics is how well you understand. Because a calculator can solve faster than anyone, but is unable to understand the difficult problems of differential calculus and integration.

  2. Neil Ferguson:

    However, the detection of three cases outside China is worrying. We calculate, based on flight and population data, that there is only a 1 in 574 chance that a person infected in Wuhan would travel overseas before they sought medical care. This implies there might have been over 1,700 cases in Wuhan so far, there are many unknowns, meaning the uncertainty range around this estimate goes from 190 cases to over 4,000. But the magnitude of these numbers suggests that substantial human-to-human transmission can not be ruled out. Heightened surveillance, prompt information sharing and enhanced preparedness are recommended.

  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. The Nobel laureate:

    As I'm not an astrologer, I cannot say what the situation will be, i'm just a politician. As politicians we can calculate, but we can't assume the situation will happen as we calculate.

  5. Luis Ortigas:

    The presentation of the bids has been delayed at the request of the bidders because they need a few more days to conclude their economic evaluation (of the block), i calculate that in a couple of weeks we'll be ready to continue with the process.

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