Date: | 1500-1600 |

Language: | Latin |

Origin: | , past participle of calculare, from calculus 'stone used in counting'; CALCULUS |

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cal‧cu‧late S2 W3 [transitive]

1 to find out how much something will cost, how long something will take etc, by using numbers :

These instruments calculate distances precisely.

2 to guess something using as many facts as you can find ** calculate (that)** ** calculate how/what/whether etc**

Researchers calculated that this group was at a higher risk of heart disease.

It's difficult to calculate what effect all these changes will have on the company.

3## be calculated to do something

to be intended to have a particular effect :

a question calculated to embarrass him

We're calculating on an early start.

Definition of calculate from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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