calculus
playSimple Definition of calculus

: an advanced branch of mathematics that deals mostly with rates of change and with finding lengths, areas, and volumes
Full Definition of calculus
pluralcalculi
play \ˌlī, ˌlē\ alsocalculuses
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
2 : calculation
3 a : a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts b : ^{1}tartar 2
4 : a system or arrangement of intricate or interrelated parts
Examples of calculus in a sentence
<by my calculus the more efficient air conditioner will have paid for itself within a span of five years>
Origin and Etymology of calculus
Latin, stone (used in reckoning)
First Known Use: 1666
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calculus
playDefinition of calculus for Students
: a branch of mathematics that deals mostly with rates of change and with finding lengths, areas, and volumes
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