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## calculater |

1 definition found 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. --North. 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. --Abp. Tillotson 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.