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Examples of calculation in a Sentence
According to experts' calculations, that star will explode within two billion years.
The computer can do millions of calculations each second.
Careful calculation is required to determine the required amount of fuel.
The book reveals the cold calculations that were behind the government's policies.
His positions are based on political calculation of what voters want to hear.
Recent Examples of calculation from the Web

When a home is new, the system design is largely based on a square footage calculation.

Throughout taxicab history, drivers have been making the splitsecond calculation of whom to pick up and which passengers look like a bad call—the drunk ones, for example.

That makes it a quantum bit, or qubit, capable of making multiple calculations simultaneously.

And the Democrats and reform groups made a similar calculation — after all, the path to actually passing their deal would be uncertain and expensive.

Democrats have made a political calculation to delay or challenge every Donald Trump nominee, no matter the merits, and one egregious episode is playing out now.

Using this first experiment and a few other calculations, Drake conjured a formula for figuring out the likelihood of intelligent extraterrestrial life contacting Earth.

Feld's speculation continued: Try to remember what the world looked like all the way back in December when Pai (and the Republican leadership) made this calculation.

This will allow for a more personalized calculation of the risk that all insurance companies formulate when offering coverage.
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First Known Use of calculation
14th century
calculation Synonyms
Synonyms
arithmetic, calculus, ciphering, computation, figures, figuring, math, mathematics, number crunching, numbers, reckoning;
Related Words
addition, division, multiplication, subtraction;
CALCULATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calculation for English Language Learners

: a process or result of calculating something

: careful thought and planning that is done usually for selfish reasons
CALCULATION Defined for Kids
Definition of calculation for Students
 Careful calculation is required.
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