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calculus

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noun cal·cu·lus \-ləs\

Simple Definition of calculus

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of calculus

plural

calculi

play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ also

calculuses

  1. 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. 2 :  calculation

  3. 3 a :  a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts b :  1tartar 2

  4. 4 :  a system or arrangement of intricate or interrelated parts

Examples of calculus in a sentence

  1. <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 Defined for Kids

calculus

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noun cal·cu·lus \ˈkal-kyə-ləs\

Definition of calculus for Students

  1. :  a branch of mathematics that deals mostly with rates of change and with finding lengths, areas, and volumes




Medical Dictionary

calculus

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noun cal·cu·lus \-ləs\

Medical Definition of calculus

plural

calculi

\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play also

calculuses

  1. 1:  a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts

  2. 2:  a concretion on teeth :  tartar





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