Definition of calculation
1 a : the process or an act of calculating b : the result of an act of calculating
2 a : studied care in analyzing or planning b : cold heartless planning to promote selfinterest
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.
14th Century
First Known Use of calculation
14th century
CALCULATION Defined for English Language Learners
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: a process or result of calculating something

: careful thought and planning that is done usually for selfish reasons
CALCULATION Defined for Kids
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: the process or result of adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing <Careful calculation is required.> <Our calculations indicate a slight increase.>
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