[ kal-kyuh-leyt ]
/ 藞k忙l ky蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), cal路cu路lat路ed, cal路cu路lat路ing.
to determine or ascertain by mathematical methods; compute: to calculate the velocity of light.
to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate; evaluate; gauge.
to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt (usually used passively and with an infinitive): His remarks were calculated to inspire our confidence.
Chiefly Northern U.S.
  1. to think; guess.
  2. to intend; plan.
verb (used without object), cal路cu路lat路ed, cal路cu路lat路ing.
to make a computation or form an estimate.
to count or rely (usually followed by on or upon): They calculated on good weather.
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Origin of calculate

1560鈥70; <Late Latin calcul膩tus reckoned (past participle of calcul膩re), equivalent to calculus pebble (see calculus) + -膩tus-ate1


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How to use calculate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for calculate

/ (藞k忙lkj蕣藢le瑟t) /

to solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute
(tr; may take a clause as object) to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate
(tr; usually passive) to design specifically; aimthe car was calculated to appeal to women
(intr; foll by on or upon) to depend; rely
(tr; may take a clause as object) US dialect
  1. to suppose; think
  2. to intend (to do something)

Derived forms of calculate

calculative (藞k忙lkj蕣l蓹t瑟v), adjective

Word Origin for calculate

C16: from Late Latin calcul膩re, from calculus pebble used as a counter; see calculus
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