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

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

  2. Calculation(noun)

    an expectation based on circumstances

    Etymology: [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?

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  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. Jerome Corsi:

    I'm going to tell the truth, to the best of my ability. Even that's hard, given the amount of information and the fact that I have said from the beginning I'm not a human tape recorder. You can't push a button, and I can't recall precisely, in detail, granularly, conversations, emails, events from 2016, but I'm going to do my best to tell the truth, without calculation of whom it benefits or whom it detracts.

  2. Jane Austen:

    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.

  3. State John Kerry:

    To get the Assad regime to negotiate, we're going to have to make it clear to him that there is a determination by everybody to seek that political outcome and change his calculation about negotiating, that's under way right now. And I am convinced that, with the efforts of our allies and others, there will be increased pressure on Assad.

  4. Michael Rubin:

    Plausible deniability has always been central to post-revolutionary Iran's strategic calculation.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I think it is possible over the next several months that we both see a shift in calculation in the Russians and a recognition that it's time to bring the civil war in Syria to a close.

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