Definitions for: Calculation

[n] the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
[n] planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
[n] problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

Webster (1913) Definition: Cal`cu*la"tion (-l[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [OE.
calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.]
1. The act or process, or the result, of calculating;
computation; reckoning, estimate. ``The calculation of
eclipses.'' --Nichol.

The mountain is not so his calculation makes it.

2. An expectation based on circumstances.

The lazy gossips of the port, Abhorrent of a
calculation crost, Began to chafe as at a personal
wrong. --Tennyson.

Synonyms: computation, computation, computing, deliberation, figuring, reckoning

See Also: approximation, conversion, derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, estimate, estimation, extrapolation, first derivative, idea, integral, interpolation, mathematical operation, mathematical process, number crunching, operation, planning, preparation, problem solving, procedure, process, provision, recalculation, transposition

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