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Definitions for calculation
ˌkæl kyəˈleɪ ʃəncal·cu·la·tion
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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
planning something carefully and intentionally
"it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
The act or process of calculating.
The result of calculating.
By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.
An expectation based on circumstances.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
the act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate
an expectation based on circumstances
Etymology: [OE. calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.]
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.
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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The numerical value of calculation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
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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- разчет, предположение, изчислениеBulgarian
- càlculCatalan, Valencian
- kalkulo, kalkuladoEsperanto
- cómputo, conjetura, calculoSpanish
- laskelma, laskenta, laskeminen, laskuFinnish
- suim, ríomhIrish
- tomhasScottish Gaelic
- calculo, calculātiōLatin
- cômputo, apuração, cálculoPortuguese
- calcul, calculareRomanian
- uträkning, räknande, beräkningSwedish
- phép tínhVietnamese
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