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calculation

noun
     
Related topics: Numbers
cal‧cu‧la‧tion S2
1 [countable usually plural, uncountable] when you use numbers in order to find out an amount, price, or value
make/do a calculation
Dee looked at the bill and made some rapid calculations.
by somebody's/some/many calculations
By some calculations, the population will reach 8 million soon.
2 [uncountable and countable] careful planning in order to get what you want, especially without caring about the effects on other people [↪ miscalculation]:
political calculation
3 [uncountable] when you think carefully about what the probable results will be if you do something [↪ miscalculation]

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