# calculate

## verb

cal·cu·late
ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt

calculated; calculating

1

a

**:**to determine by mathematical processes

calculate the rate of acceleration

b

**:**to reckon by exercise of practical judgment

**:**estimate

calculate the likelihood of success

c

**:**to solve or probe the meaning of

**:**figure out

trying to calculate his expression—Hugh MacLennan

2

**:**to design or adapt for a purpose

he carefully

*calculated*the timing of his arrival for maximum impact3

a

**:**to judge to be true or probable

b

**:**intend

I calculate to do it or perish in the attempt—Mark Twain

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Merriam-Webster unabridged
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