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Definition of "calculate" []

  • To ascertain by computation; reckon: calculating the area of a circle; calculated their probable time of arrival. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an estimate of; evaluate: calculating the team's chances of winning. (verb-transitive)
  • To make for a deliberate purpose; design: a sturdy car that is calculated to last for years; a choice that was calculated to please. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly New England To suppose: "I cal'late she's a right smart cook” ( Dialect Notes). (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly New England To plan, intend, or count on. (verb-transitive)
  • To solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate (verb)
  • To design specifically; aim (verb)
  • To depend; rely (verb)
  • To suppose; think (verb)
  • To intend (to do something) (verb)

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Use "calculate" in a sentence
  • "I can get around this by defining a body class and calling it, but would like to understand why it is behaving the way it is. getDB (); if (($calculate-validateUser ($userName, $password) = = "FALSE") or ($calculate - abduraooft"
  • "From below: what families spend a lot more on, the authors calculate, is a house in a safe neighborhood with a good school — about 70 percent more a year, discounted for inflation, for the typical family of four."
  • "Jeff Madrick discusses the work of Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi on the plight of middle-class two-income families with children. what families spend a lot more on, the authors calculate, is a house in a safe neighborhood with a good school — about 70 percent more a year, discounted for inflation, for the typical family of four."