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Definition of "calculation" []

  • The act, process, or result of calculating. (noun)
  • An estimate based on probabilities. (noun)
  • Careful, often cunning estimation and planning of likely outcomes, especially to advance one's own interests. (noun)
  • The act, process, or result of calculating (noun)

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.

  • An estimation of probability; forecast (noun)
  • Careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives (noun)

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Use "calculation" in a sentence
  • "I did not say that socialism was a good idea, my comments were about the calculation of allocations issue from the "socialist *calculation* debates"."
  • "4,745 3,766 2,755 Less preference dividends n/a n/a (28) Net profit attributed to ordinary capital for basic earnings per share calculation 4,745 3,766 2,727 Adjusted net profit attributed to ordinary capital for the diluted earnings per share calculation* 4,745 3,769"
  • "I admit that this calculation is affected by the fact that I generally produce work slowly, so I don't have a lot of other stories to market and publish, and giving one to a new market is therefore a larger investment than it might be for someone more prolific."