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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calculation  \Cal`cu*la"tion\  (-l[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n.  [OE. 
  calculation,  fr  L.  calculatio;  cf  OF  calcucation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process,  or  the  result,  of  calculating; 
  computation;  reckoning,  estimate.  ``The  calculation  of 
  eclipses.''  --Nichol. 
 
  The  mountain  is  not  so  his  calculation  makes  it 
  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  An  expectation  based  on  circumstances. 
 
  The  lazy  gossips  of  the  port,  Abhorrent  of  a 
  calculation  crost,  Began  to  chafe  as  at  a  personal 
  wrong  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calculation 
  n  1:  the  procedure  of  calculating;  determining  something  by 
  mathematical  or  logical  methods  [syn:  {computation}] 
  2:  problem  solving  that  involves  numbers  or  quantities  [syn:  {computation}, 
  {figuring},  {reckoning}] 
  3:  planning  something  carefully  and  intentionally;  "it  was  the 
  deliberation  of  his  act  that  was  insulting"  [syn:  {deliberation}] 




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