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Meaning of CALCULATE

Pronunciation:  'kalkyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  predict in advance
  2. [v]  make a mathematical calculation or computation
  3. [v]  judge to be probable
  4. [v]  have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
  5. [v]  specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  6. [v]  keep an account of

CALCULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: account, aim, cipher, compute, count on, cypher, direct, figure, forecast, forecast, reckon, work out
 See Also: add, add together, allow, anticipate, approximate, average, average out, balance, bank, bet, bill, budget, calculate, call, capitalise, capitalize, charge, compound, count, credit, debit, deduct, depend, designate, destine, differentiate, divide, estimate, extract, extrapolate, factor, factor in, factor out, figure out, forebode, foretell, fraction, gauge, guess, integrate, intend, interpolate, judge, lick, look, miscalculate, misestimate, multiply, overbalance, predict, process, prognosticate, promise, prorate, puzzle out, quantise, quantize, reason, recalculate, rely, resolve, solve, specify, subtract, survey, swear, take into account, take off, trust, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 {Calx}.]
    1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes,
       usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up;
       to estimate; to compute.
             A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.
    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.
             A cunning man did calculate my birth. --Shak.
    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.
             [Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
    4. To plan; to expect; to think. [Local, U. S.]
    Syn: To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate.
    Usage: {To Calculate}, {Compute}. {Reckon}, {Count}. These
           words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given
           result in regard to quantity. We calculate with a view
           to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to
           calculate an eclipse. We compute by combining given
           numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We reckon
           and count in carrying out the details of a
           computation. These words are also used in a secondary
           and figurative sense. ``Calculate is rather a
           conjection from what is, as to what may be;
           computation is a rational estimate of what has been,
           from what is; reckoning is a conclusive conviction, a
           pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; counting
           indicates an expectation. We calculate on a gain; we
           compute any loss sustained, or the amount of any
           mischief done; we reckon on a promised pleasure; we
           count the hours and minutes until the time of
           enjoyment arrives'' --Crabb.
  2. \Cal"cu*late\, v. i.
    To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate;
    to compute.
          The strong passions, whether good or bad, never
          calculate.                               --F. W.
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