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Definition of the verb calculate

What does calculate mean as a doing word?

Calculate is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: calculated | calculating | calculates

  1. make a mathematical calculation or computation
  2. judge to be probable
  3. keep an account of
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of calculate: account
    • more specific words:
  4. predict in advance
  5. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  6. have faith or confidence in

Alternative definition of the verb calculate


  1. [transitive] [mathematics] To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.
  2. [intransitive] [mathematics] To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process.
  3. [intransitive] To plan something, especially something morally wrong.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Calculate

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Google previewEnterprise Risk Management (2008)

A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives by Gregory Monahan

A simple value you might calculate is the count of operational errors over a period. The list of useful calculated values includes (without exclusion) count, sum, average, standard deviation, minimum, and maximum. Calculating summary ...

Google previewSubsidizing Democracy (2013)

How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future by Michael G. Miller

Data from years following redistricting are excluded from the data used to calculate means in Figure 5.1, since the political conditions are often not readily clear in such circumstances. Figure 5.1 suggests that in both states, Clean Elections ...

Google previewComputational Methods for Electromagnetic and Optical Systems, Second Edition (2016)

by John M. Jarem, Partha P. Banerjee

In addition to the field amplitudes of the electric and magnetic fields, another important quantity to calculate is the time-averaged power that passes through any layer that is parallel to the material interface. This is explained in detail in the next ...

Google previewCCENT Certification All-In-One For Dummies (2010)

by Glen E. Clarke

The next thing to calculate is the broadcast address for each of the subnets. Remember that the broadcast address is all hostbitsset to 1.After converting all hostbitsto 1, convert the octets frombinaryto decimalformat. Octet 1 Octet 2 Octet 3 Octet ...

Google previewMaking Your Film for Less Outside the U.S. (2006)

by Mark Dewayne

The easy one to calculate is the shoot days: one day for everybody. There will be less continuity in this category as the number ofproduction days increases. Some days ...

Google previewThinking Functionally with Haskell (2014)

by Richard Bird

Basic considerations The basic idea is to construct a single function calculate with type calculate :: [Law] -> Expr -> Calculation The first argument of calculate is a list of laws that may be applied. Each law consists of a descriptive name ...

Google previewWhen Research Goes Off the Rails (2011)

Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It by David L. Streiner, Souraya Sidani

then read the data, calculate means and medians or whatever, and send the results on to whoever needs them. This technological revelation coincided with some developments in clinical education. Traditionally, medical students in clinical ...

Google previewProbability (2015)

An Introduction with Statistical Applications by John J. Kinney

Chapter 7 Some Challenging Problems Expectations and Variances It is easy to calculate means and variances for various values of r. Since the sums used here are infinite, we approximate them with a finite number of terms. Exact results ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

LITERATURE REVIEW There are various models to calculate the CLV of a customer or a cohort of customers, depending on the amount of data available and the type of company. Blattberg, Getz and Thomas (2001) calculated average CLV or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1980)

Volume 11 - Computer-Aided Process Analysis to Copyright by John J. McKetta Jr

x V x L x £ For the case of calculating a new performance in an existing exchanger, calculate the film coefficient inside the tubes and, knowing the face velocity and consequently rair, calculate k. Calculate R and find Z in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

By way of explanation, the initial aim is to use the data supplied by the defendant to calculate c0 and adjust this to take into account alcohol lost by metabolism between the first drink and the time of the road incident. This will provide the ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

calculate. 1 Calculate makes calculable; see -able, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2004)

by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman

Step 3: Calculate the ratio between the collagen content and the meat protein content Connective tissue % (CT%) = (Collagen%/PM) × 100 Step 4: Calculate the meat protein with the allowed collagen (a) If CT% < CTLIMIT% where CTLIMIT% ...

Google previewAmerican Business and Accounting Encyclopedia (1908)

by William Winter Thorne

Calculate the number of days from the focal date to the date of eacli charge, or to the due date if it is a time charge. Multiply the amount of each charge by the number of days obtained. This gives the "product for averaging." Add the debit items ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

Ana - Ast

COMMISSION, &C It is frequently required to calculate allowances on sums of money, at the rate of so much per £100. Of this kind is Commission, or the allowance due to a factor for buying or selling goods, or transacting any other business ...

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Quotes about Calculate

I don't pretend anything anymore. I don't have time, desire or energy to calculate anymore. (Thomas Kretschmann)
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Scrabble value of C3A1L1C3U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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