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calculus

noun cal·cu·lus \-ləs\

: an advanced branch of mathematics that deals mostly with rates of change and with finding lengths, areas, and volumes

plural cal·cu·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ also cal·cu·lus·es

Full Definition of CALCULUS

1
a :  a method of computation or calculation in a special notation (as of logic or symbolic logic)
b :  the mathematical methods comprising differential and integral calculus —often used with the
3
a :  a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts
b :  1tartar 2
4
:  a system or arrangement of intricate or interrelated parts

Examples of CALCULUS

  1. <by my calculus the more efficient air conditioner will have paid for itself within a span of five years>

Origin of CALCULUS

Latin, stone (used in reckoning)
First Known Use: 1666

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

calculus

noun cal·cu·lus \-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cal·cu·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ also cal·cu·lus·es

Medical Definition of CALCULUS

1
:  a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts
2
:  a concretion on teeth :  tartar

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