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## calculating |

4 definitions 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. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations. 2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as a cool calculating disposition. {Calculating machine}, a machine for the mechanical performance of mathematical operations, for the most part invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then directly made From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, n. The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: calculating adj : used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community" [syn: {calculative}, {conniving}, {scheming}, {shrewd}]

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