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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Calculate  \Cal"cu*late\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Calculater};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Calculating}.]  [L,  calculatus  p.  p.  of 
  calculate,  fr  calculus  a  pebble,  a  stone  used  in  reckoning; 
  hence  a  reckoning,  fr  calx,  calcis,  a  stone  used  in  gaming, 
  limestone.  See  {Calx}.] 
  1.  To  ascertain  or  determine  by  mathematical  processes, 
  usually  by  the  ordinary  rules  of  arithmetic;  to  reckon  up 
  to  estimate;  to  compute. 
  A  calencar  exacity  calculated  than  any  othe. 
  2.  To  ascertain  or  predict  by  mathematical  or  astrological 
  computations  the  time,  circumstances,  or  other  conditions 
  of  to  forecast  or  compute  the  character  or  consequences 
  of  as  to  calculate  or  cast  one's  nativity. 
  A  cunning  man  did  calculate  my  birth.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  adjust  for  purpose;  to  adapt  by  forethought  or 
  calculation;  to  fit  or  prepare  by  the  adaptation  of  means 
  to  an  end  as  to  calculate  a  system  of  laws  for  the 
  government  and  protection  of  a  free  people. 
  [Religion]  is  .  .  .  calculated  for  our  benefit. 
  4.  To  plan  to  expect;  to  think.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
  Syn:  To  compute;  reckon;  count  estimate;  rate. 
  Usage:  {To  Calculate},  {Compute}.  {Reckon},  {Count}.  These 
  words  indicate  the  means  by  which  we  arrive  at  a  given 
  result  in  regard  to  quantity.  We  calculate  with  a  view 
  to  obtain  a  certain  point  of  knowledge;  as  to 
  calculate  an  eclipse.  We  compute  by  combining  given 
  numbers,  in  order  to  learn  the  grand  result.  We  reckon 
  and  count  in  carrying  out  the  details  of  a 
  computation.  These  words  are  also  used  in  a  secondary 
  and  figurative  sense  ``Calculate  is  rather  a 
  conjection  from  what  is  as  to  what  may  be 
  computation  is  a  rational  estimate  of  what  has  been 
  from  what  is  reckoning  is  a  conclusive  conviction,  a 
  pleasing  assurance  that  a  thing  will  happen;  counting 
  indicates  an  expectation.  We  calculate  on  a  gain;  we 
  compute  any  loss  sustained,  or  the  amount  of  any 
  mischief  done  we  reckon  on  a  promised  pleasure;  we 
  count  the  hours  and  minutes  until  the  time  of 
  enjoyment  arrives''  --Crabb.