Calculate

  • 1 Calculate — Cal cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calculater}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Calculating}.] [L, calculatus, p. p. of calculate, fr. calculus a pebble, a stone used in reckoning; hence, a reckoning, fr. calx, calcis, a stone used in gaming, limestone. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 calculate on — ˈcalculate on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they calculate on he/she/it calculate on present participle calculate on past tense calculate on …

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  • 3 calculate — calculate, compute, estimate, reckon mean to determine something (as cost, speed, or quantity) by mathematical and especially arithmetical processes. Calculate is usually preferred when highly advanced, intricate, or elaborate processes are… …

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  • 4 calculate — UK US /ˈkælkjəleɪt/ verb [T] ► to find an amount or number using mathematics: calculate according to/based on/on the basis of »Their pension will be calculated on the basis of their earnings and length of service. calculate that »It has been… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 calculate — 1. The meaning ‘to suppose or reckon’, without any reference to working something out, is regional American in origin (19c, eg. I calculate it s pretty difficult to git edication down at Charleston) and is not standard in any variety of English.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 calculate — [kal′kyo͞o lāt΄, kal′kyəlāt΄] vt. calculated, calculating [< L calculatus, pp. of calculare, to reckon < calculus, pebble, stone used in doing arithmetic, dim. of calx, limestone: see CALCIUM] 1. to determine by using mathematics; compute 2 …

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  • 7 Calculate — Cal cu*late, v. i. To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute. [1913 Webster] The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate. F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 calculate — [v1] compute or estimate amount account, add, adjust, appraise, assay, cast, cipher, consider, count, determine, divide, dope out*, enumerate, figure, forecast, foretell, gauge, guess, judge, keep tabs*, measure, multiply, number, rate, reckon,… …

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  • 9 calculate — ► VERB 1) determine mathematically. 2) (calculate on) include as an essential element in one s plans. 3) intend (an action) to have a particular effect. DERIVATIVES calculable adjective. ORIGIN Latin calculare count , from calculus small p …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 calculate — I verb account, appraise, ascertain mathematically, assess, average out, cast accounts, cipher, computare, compute, consider, count, design, determine, devise, enumerate, estimate, evaluate, figure, figure out, form an estimate, furnish an… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 calculate on — index anticipate (expect) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 calculate — (v.) 1560s, to compute, to estimate by mathematical means, from L. calculatus, pp. of calculare to reckon, compute, from calculus (see CALCULUS (Cf. calculus)). Meaning to plan, devise is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid 14c.), from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 calculate — cal|cu|late W3S2 [ˈkælkjuleıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of calculare, from calculus stone used in counting ; CALCULUS] 1.) to find out how much something will cost, how long something will take etc, by using… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 calculate */*/ — UK [ˈkælkjʊleɪt] / US [ˈkælkjəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms calculate : present tense I/you/we/they calculate he/she/it calculates present participle calculating past tense calculated past participle calculated 1) to discover a number or… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 calculate — verb (T) 1 to find out how much something will cost, how long something will take etc, by using numbers: Oil prices are calculated in dollars. | calculate how much/how many etc: I m trying to calculate how much paint we need. | calculate (that):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 calculate on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms calculate on : present tense I/you/we/they calculate on he/she/it calculate on present participle calculate on past tense calculate on past participle calculate on calculate on something to expect something to …

    English dictionary

  • 17 calculate — cal|cu|late [ kælkjə,leıt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to discover a number or amount using mathematics or with a piece of equipment such as a CALCULATOR: We ll need to calculate the overall costs. calculate (that): He calculates that the proposal… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 calculate — 01. It s kind of complicated trying to [calculate] how much tax I have to pay. 02. The children always use their [calculators] for their math homework, but it would be much better if they figured out the answers in their heads. 03. The Prime… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 calculate — [c]/ˈkælkjəleɪt / (say kalkyuhlayt) verb (calculated, calculating) –verb (t) 1. to ascertain by mathematical methods; compute: we must calculate how much we ve spent this month. 2. to make suitable, adapt, or fit for a purpose: *He said it as… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 calculate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare, from calculus pebble (used in reckoning), perhaps irregular diminutive of calc , calx lime more at chalk Date: 1570 transitive verb 1 …

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