Meaning of CALCULUS in English


Pronunciation: -l ə s

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -li \ - ˌ l ī , - ˌ l ē \ also -lus · es

Etymology: Latin, stone (used in reckoning)

Date: 1666

1 a : a method of computation or calculation in a special notation (as of logic or symbolic logic) b : the mathematical methods comprising differential and integral calculus ― often used with the


3 a : a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts b : 1 TARTAR 2

4 : a system or arrangement of intricate or interrelated parts

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