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Calculate meaning

calculate - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
  2. 2. To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
  3. 3. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.
  4. 4. To plan; to expect; to think.
  5. 5. To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.
  6. 6. Calculator.
  7. 7. To compute; to reckon.

calculate - examples of usage

  1. In that way you can calculate where our profit lies. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 2563. Do you calculate that there is a larger profit upon hosiery goods which are made by your own knitters than on those which you buy and sell in the way you have described? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. We could scarcely calculate how far we had come. - "Adventures in Australia", W.H.G. Kingston.
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