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[in-kal-kyuh-luh-buh l] /ɪnˈkæl kyə lə bəl/
very numerous or great.
unable to be calculated; beyond calculation.
incapable of being forecast or predicted; undeterminable.
uncertain; unsure.
Origin of incalculable
First recorded in 1785-95; in-3 + calculable
Related forms
incalculability, incalculableness, noun
incalculably, adverb
3. unpredictable, unforeseeable. Unabridged
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  • To go with thee is indeed a trial--but to go from thee is incalculably worse.

  • Each and all have been incalculably aided by perpetual invention.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • "Yes, love is an incalculably great, natural force," he continued.

  • Beside which it incalculably increases the perfection of one.

    Thoughts on Man William Godwin
  • Everything had never even yet seemed to him so incalculably much.

  • The effect of what he did for English education has been incalculably great.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • Extremely, extraordinarily, incomparably, incalculably kind.

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  • They are incalculably valuable—and they are purely and originally American.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • She was incalculably older and wiser than this irrational boy.

    The Lion's Share E. Arnold Bennett
  • That's one of his weaknesses; another is to be incalculably rich.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
British Dictionary definitions for incalculably


beyond calculation; unable to be predicted or determined
Derived Forms
incalculability, incalculableness, noun
incalculably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incalculably



1795, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + calculable (see calculate). Related: Incalculably; incalculability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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