What does calculation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculation, computation, computing(noun)

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

  2. calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning(noun)

    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

  3. calculation, deliberation(noun)

    planning something carefully and intentionally

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

Wiktionary

  1. calculation(Noun)

    The act or process of calculating.

  2. calculation(Noun)

    The result of calculating.

  3. calculation(Noun)

    Reckoning, estimate.

    By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.

  4. calculation(Noun)

    An expectation based on circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculation(noun)

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

  2. Calculation(noun)

    an expectation based on circumstances

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

Freebase

  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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say calculation in sign language?

  1. calculation

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. Mario Damasso:

    Not habitable at all, I would say, since we predict with back of the envelope calculation its temperature to be around 40 Kelvin, we have no clue on the actual planet structure and composition, although we can likely imagine that it has an extended atmosphere made mostly of [hydrogen]and [helium].

  2. 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.

  3. Juan Manuel:

    Next year we will see growth which according to forecasts will be quite acceptable given what is happening in the region and the world, the calculation is that it could be 4.3, 4.4 or 4.5 percent.

  4. Ceara Chewning:

    We're starting to see more than general wear and tear. The seams are showing and you're seeing frayed edges. In some spots, it's so thread bear the underlying mat pokes through, it's been on the floor for more than 20 years. Someone did a calculation and figured about 300 million people have passed over it.

  5. Charles Dickens:

    With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

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