calculation [kal-ky uh- ley-sh uh n] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com the act or process of calculating; computation. the result or product of calculating: His calculations agree with ours. an estimate based on the known facts; forecast: Her calculation of the building costs proved quite accurate. forethought; prior or careful planning. scheming selfishness. Origin of calculation 1350–1400; Middle English
Late Latin calculātiōn-
-ion Related forms cal·cu·la·tive , [ kal-ky uh-ley-tiv, ‐l uh-tiv] /ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tɪv, ‐lə tɪv/ cal·cu·la·tion·al, cal·cu·la·to·ry , [ kal-ky uh-l uh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee] /ˈkæl kyə ləˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i/ adjective non·cal·cu·la·tive, adjective pre·cal·cu·la·tion, noun un·cal·cu·la·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for precalculation the act, process, or result of calculating an estimation of probability; forecast careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives
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Word Origin and History for precalculation calculation n.
late 14c., from Late Latin
calculationem (nominative calculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of calculare "to reckon, compute," from Latin calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used in counting," diminutive of calx (genitive calcis) "limestone" (see chalk (n.)).
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