re·​cal·​cu·​late (ˌ)rē-ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce recalculate (audio)
recalculated; recalculating; recalculates

transitive + intransitive

: to calculate again
recalculated the price with the discount applied
It allows a single program to perform more than one task at a time. For example, a spreadsheet … could recalculate in the background while you continue entering new data.Jackie Fox

Examples of recalculate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hennessy held hearings last year on the messy math of how much financial redress is owed, how it should be split between the federal and provincial governments and how the annuity should be recalculated going forward. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Instead, caregivers should recalculate that number and discuss it with their parents. Sarita A. Mohanty, Fortune, 30 Dec. 2023 The state will recalculate in time for fiscal 2027. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 Copyright Royalty Board’s decision last year to recalculate its royalty payments. Jem Aswad, Variety, 26 Oct. 2023 Following public outrage at the unannounced release in 2020, prosecutors asked to recalculate the credits applied to Fischer’s sentence. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 Or, your loan could be recalculated and the arrears added to the loan balance, which might make your monthly payments go up. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 Your mortgage is then recalculated based on the new, lower outstanding balance. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 The 12 communities with access to the MBTA’s main rapid transit lines are deep into the planning process, and may now have to recalculate their efforts based on the new rules. Andrew Brinker,, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recalculate was in 1611

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“Recalculate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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