### What does **calculation** mean?

# Definitions for calculation

ˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃəncal·cu·la·tion

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### Princeton's WordNet

calculation, computation, computingnoun

the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

calculation, computation, figuring, reckoningnoun

problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

calculation, deliberationnoun

planning something carefully and intentionally

"it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"

### Wiktionary

calculationnoun

The act or process of calculating.

calculationnoun

The result of calculating.

calculationnoun

Reckoning, estimate.

By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.

calculationnoun

An expectation based on circumstances.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Calculationnoun

**Etymology:**from*calculate.*Cypher, that great friend to

*calculation;*or rather, which changeth*calculation,*into easy computation.*William Holder, on Time.*If then their

*calculation*be true; for so they reckon.*Richard Hooker.*Being different from

*calculations*of the ancients, their observations confirm not ours.*Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.*

### Wikipedia

Calculation

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.

### Webster Dictionary

Calculationnoun

the act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate

Calculationnoun

an expectation based on circumstances

**Etymology:**[OE. calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.]

### Freebase

Calculation

A calculation is a deliberate process that transforms one or more inputs into one or more results, with variable change. 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. Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the Black–Scholes model is a 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 ascertain by computing. The English word derives from the Latin calculus, which originally meant a small stone in the gall-bladder. It also meant a pebble used for calculating, or a small stone used as a counter in an abacus. 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 an iron bars.

### Editors Contribution

calculation

The act and process of to calculate.

The computer calculation was accurate, easy and simple.

Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020

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### Anagrams for calculation »

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of calculation in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of calculation in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Examples of calculation in a Sentence

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another if the first

**calculation**is wrong, we make a second better we find comfort somewhere.The CDC gives a simple risk

**calculation**for having or dying of heart attack or stroke.Many governments need to really look at themselves in the mirror, as to what has been their historic relationship with their diaspora and use that reality in their

**calculation**when they offer investments.With affection beaming out of one eye, and

**calculation**shining out of the other.While the central scenario is that QE should help on inflation and on (economic) activity, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what the effect should be, there is more uncertainty around it, which doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it because in a cost-benefit

**calculation**not doing it would be even worse.

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## Translations for **calculation**

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- حسبArabic
- разчет, предположение, изчислениеBulgarian
- càlculCatalan, Valencian
- výpočetCzech
- kalkulo, kalkuladoEsperanto
- cómputo, conjetura, calculoSpanish
- محاسبهPersian
- laskelma, laskenta, laskeminen, laskuFinnish
- calculFrench
- suim, ríomhIrish
- tomhasScottish Gaelic
- חישובHebrew
- हिसाबHindi
- kalkuloIdo
- contoItalian
- calculo, calculātiōLatin
- cômputo, apuração, cálculoPortuguese
- calcul, calculareRomanian
- вычислениеRussian
- uträkning, räknande, beräkningSwedish
- கணக்கீடுTamil
- hesaplamaTurkish
- phép tínhVietnamese

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