Meaning of CALCULATION in English


ˌkalkyəˈlāshən, ˌkau̇k- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English calculacioun, from Late Latin calculation-, calculatio, from Latin calculatus (past participle of calculare to calculate) + -ion-, -io -ion


a. : the action or process of calculating

b. : an instance of such action : an act of calculating

c. : the result of an act of calculating : a conclusion reached by reckoning or estimation sometimes accompanied by a verbal or written statement of the steps by which the conclusion has been reached


a. : deliberate prudent studied care in analyzing, planning, or contriving

b. : cold heartless planning to promote self-interest

by every effort of subterfuge and calculation — Hilaire Belloc

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