Meaning of CALCULATION in English


/ ˌkælkjuˈleɪʃn; NAmE / noun


[ C , U ] the act or process of using numbers to find out an amount :

Cathy did a rough calculation.

By my calculation(s), we made a profit of £20 000 last year.

Our guess was confirmed by calculation.


[ C , U ] the process of using your judgement to decide what the results would be of doing sth


[ U ] ( disapproving ) careful planning for yourself without caring about other people :

an act of cold calculation



late Middle English : via Old French from late Latin calculatio(n-) , from the verb calculare , from calculus a small pebble (as used on an abacus).

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