# calculation

- 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

## Examples from the Web for calculative

### Historical Examples of calculative

Reid was not of the slow, calculative, lead-balanced type of himself.

The Flockmaster of Poison CreekGeorge W. Ogden

That also had been reasoned out in a cool and calculative way.

The Flockmaster of Poison CreekGeorge W. Ogden

How can Daun, if himself merely speculative, calculative, hope that Soltikof will continue acting?

History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)Thomas Carlyle

"Maybe I was, and I've got rough edges on me," Taterleg returned, looking up at him with calculative eye.

The Duke Of Chimney ButteG. W. Ogden

Tim took her up quickly on it, a gleam in his calculative eye, as if he saw a convincing way opening ahead of him.

The Flockmaster of Poison CreekGeorge W. Ogden

## calculation

- the act, process, or result of calculating
- an estimation of probability; forecast
- careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives

## Word Origin and History for calculative

## calculation

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.)).