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incalculable

[in-kal-kyuh-luh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. very numerous or great.
  2. unable to be calculated; beyond calculation.
  3. incapable of being forecast or predicted; undeterminable.
  4. uncertain; unsure.
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Origin of incalculable

First recorded in 1785–95; in-3 + calculable
Related formsin·cal·cu·la·bil·i·ty, in·cal·cu·la·ble·ness, nounin·cal·cu·la·bly, adverb

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incalculable

adjective
  1. beyond calculation; unable to be predicted or determined
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Derived Formsincalculability or incalculableness, nounincalculably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incalculable

adj.

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

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