Meaning of CALCULATION in English


— calculative /kal"kyeuh lay'tiv, -leuh tiv/ , calculational, calculatory /kal"kyeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/ , adj.

/kal'kyeuh lay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act or process of calculating; computation.

2. the result or product of calculating: His calculations agree with ours.

3. an estimate based on the known facts; forecast: Her calculation of the building costs proved quite accurate.

4. forethought; prior or careful planning.

5. scheming selfishness.

[ 1350-1400; ME calculation- (s. of calculatio reckoning). See CALCULATE, -ION ]

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