calculate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kæɫkjuːleɪt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
calculate

Third-person singular
calculates

Past tense
calculated

Past participle
calculated

Present participle
calculating

  1. (transitive) If you calculate something, you find its value, usually by using mathematics.
    These scores were calculated by subtracting total errors from total correct.
    The computers can calculate how much your family can afford to pay for college.
  2. (transitive) If you calculate something, you find the answer by thinking about the facts.
    The leaders seems to have calculated that the political benefit outweighs the cost to their people.
  3. (transitive) If something is calculated to do something, you hope or expect it to do it.
    She waved her hands around in a way calculated to make him laugh.
  4. (intransitive) If you calculate on something, you plan on it or expect it.
    He hadn't calculated on her being late.

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