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ˈrɛk ə nɪŋreck·on·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculation, computation, figuring, reckoningnoun

    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

  2. reckoning, tallynoun

    a bill for an amount due

  3. count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tallynoun

    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    "the counting continued for several hours"


  1. reckoningnoun

    The action of calculating or estimating something.

    By that reckoning, it would take six weeks to go five miles.

  2. reckoningnoun

    The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.

  3. reckoningnoun

    An opinion or judgement.

  4. reckoningnoun

    The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reckoning

    of Reckon

  2. Reckoningnoun

    the act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation

  3. Reckoningnoun

    an account of time

  4. Reckoningnoun

    adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc

  5. Reckoningnoun

    the charge or account made by a host at an inn

  6. Reckoningnoun

    esteem; account; estimation

  7. Reckoningnoun

    the calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation

  8. Reckoningnoun

    the position of a ship as determined by calculation


  1. Reckoning

    Reckoning is the second album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1984 by I.R.S. Records. Produced by Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, the album was recorded at Reflection Sound Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina over 16 days in December 1983 and January 1984. Dixon and Easter intended to capture the sound of R.E.M.'s live performances, and used binaural recording on several tracks. Singer Michael Stipe dealt with darker subject matter in his lyrics, and water imagery is a recurring theme on the record. Released to critical acclaim, Reckoning reached number 27 in the United States—where it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1991—and peaked at number 91 in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckoning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckoning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reckoning in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Truth is truth To the end of reckoning.

  2. James Athey:

    Markets in general are still trying to find their feet, equities, of course, continue to shrug off or ignore anything that might be considered remotely negative as they continue their merry and complacent dance towards an inevitable reckoning.

  3. Karl Racine:

    But Big Techs antitrust reckoning are acting as one today.

  4. Ayanna Pressley:

    If we really believe that this is a moment of reckoning in every way then we must act accordingly, and that means that Donald J. Trump must be held accountable because he is culpable for having incited this insurrection by perpetuating this' big lie,' this House has twice done This House job. He will forever be the twice-impeached President by this Democratic majority-led This House.

  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. crate
    • B. nitrile
    • C. mitre
    • D. hunch

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