re·​cal·​cu·​la·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌkal-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce recalculation (audio)
plural recalculations
: the act or process of recalculating
By changing numbers in a spreadsheet and making instantaneous recalculations, users can evaluate many alternatives.Bob Albrecht
: the result of an act of recalculating
The recalculations showed for the fourth consecutive year that the jobless rate wasn't quite as improved as initially thought …Richard Craver

Examples of recalculation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One thing that’s great about these new payments is that a news release from the IRS states that taxpayers don’t need to take any steps on their own for this recalculation to occur, and the first refunds are expected to come in May before continuing through the rest of the summer. Andy Meek, BGR, 28 May 2021 Even Google gave up, the map on the Crown's center screen flickering in endless recalculation. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 11 June 2023 Apparently strong backing for the war among Russians has also caused a recalculation among allied policymakers about a long-standing effort to draw a distinction between the country’s population and its leadership, said Lithuanian Vice Defense Minister Margiris Abukevicius. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 The new voting system, which is set to be used in elections in the city from next year, allows people to rank up to five of their top candidates, with a series of eliminations and recalculation of vote tallies if there isn’t an initial winner with a majority of votes. Katie Honan, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2020 Others note that the CDC has revised its death data over time, often a function of state recalculations, and health officials have acknowledged other problems in local and national covid data. Dan Diamond, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2023 The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recalculation of flood insurance premiums goes into effect Oct. 1, which will have a significant impact on homes in coastal cities and in flood-prone areas. Chris Morris, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2021 Today's column addresses questions about recalculation of benefits after earning continuing income, how the family maximum that can be claimed on a single record is calculated and how divorced spousal benefits are calculated for business owners. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 This called for some recalculation. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 2 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1790, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of recalculation was circa 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Recalculation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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