What does calculation mean?

Definitions for calculation
ˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃəncal·cu·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculation, computation, computingnoun

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

  2. calculation, computation, figuring, reckoningnoun

    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

  3. calculation, deliberationnoun

    planning something carefully and intentionally

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

Wiktionary

  1. calculationnoun

    The act or process of calculating.

  2. calculationnoun

    The result of calculating.

  3. calculationnoun

    Reckoning, estimate.

    By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.

  4. calculationnoun

    An expectation based on circumstances.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. 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

  1. 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.

ChatGPT

  1. calculation

    Calculation is a process or operation of determining something by using mathematical or logical methods. It involves the use of numbers or quantities to obtain a result, which typically includes activities like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or use of more complex algorithms. Calculations can also refer to the act of considering or evaluating something, particularly in a deliberate or careful manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculationnoun

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

  2. Calculationnoun

    an expectation based on circumstances

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

Wikidata

  1. 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

  1. 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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    Rank popularity for the word 'calculation' in Nouns Frequency: #1676

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calculation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calculation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of calculation in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Homendy:

    Weight and balance has a factor in the safety of these operations and thats a calculation that needs to be made before a plane is operated.

  2. Greg Fayer:

    Hillair’s damages include over $ 10 million in funds actually invested in the Kardashian Beauty line, as well as the value of Hillair’s equity stake in the venture, hillair’s equity stake is currently valued at between $ 64 million and $ 180 million, depending on the method of calculation ….

  3. Liesl Riddle:

    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.

  4. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    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.

  5. Jeffrey Klausner:

    People felt that if they called it an STD from the get-go, it was going to create stigma, and because of the stigma of the type of sex that was occurring – oral sex, anal sex, anal sex between same-sex male partners – there may not have been the same kind of federal response, so it was actually a political calculation to garner the resources necessary to have a substantial response to be vague about how it spread.

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