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.

  2. calculate(Verb)

    To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process.

  3. calculate(Verb)

    To plan something, especially something morally wrong.

  4. Origin: 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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luis Ortigas:

    I calculate that in a couple of weeks we'll be ready to continue with the process.

  2. Amy Glasmeier:

    The real challenge for them is to step up and calculate market by market, what is a fair wage.

  3. Vincent Wei:

    I don't know how they calculate the figure but there were many researchers from universities who came to assess it.

  4. Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat:

    This is just an initial estimate and it will take time to assess the extent of damage and calculate the cost of rebuilding.

  5. Who Knows:

    If you ever find yourself in a jam, just take a moment to sit and think; calculate things, look at every angle, and then wonder where all that jam came from.”

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