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calculating

## 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.

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

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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