calculation

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noun cal·cu·la·tion \ˌkal-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of calculation

  1. 1a :  the process or an act of calculatingb :  the result of an act of calculating

  2. 2a :  studied care in analyzing or planningb :  cold heartless planning to promote self-interest

calculational

play \-ˈlāsh-nəl, -ˈlā-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of calculation in a sentence

  1. According to experts' calculations, that star will explode within two billion years.

  2. The computer can do millions of calculations each second.

  3. Careful calculation is required to determine the required amount of fuel.

  4. The book reveals the cold calculations that were behind the government's policies.

  5. His positions are based on political calculation of what voters want to hear.

14th Century

First Known Use of calculation

14th century


CALCULATION Defined for English Language Learners

calculation

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noun cal·cu·la·tion \ˌkal-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

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

calculation

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noun cal·cu·la·tion \ˌkal-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of calculation for Students

  1. :  the process or result of adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing Careful calculation is required. Our calculations indicate a slight increase.



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