• Abacus for Calculations
    Abacus for Calculations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calculable capable of being calculated or estimated "a calculable risk","calculable odds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height
    • a Calculable That may be calculated or ascertained by calculation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Calculating DNA length for each person, it would stretch across the diameter of the solar system. 6 000 000 000 000 basepairx 0.6 nm x 1013 cell = 3.6x1016 metres
    • calculable Capable of being calculated or estimated; ascertainable by calculation or estimation.
    • calculable That may be counted or reckoned upon: applied to persons.
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  • J. G. Ballard
    “What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.”
  • Henry Ford
    “The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more.”
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    “Calculation never made a hero.”
  • Daisetz T. Suzuki
    Daisetz T. Suzuki
    “Great works are done when one is not calculating and thinking.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. calculable,


In literature:

I was still, I calculated, at least two days' journey from the fort.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Calculations made from Bills of Mortality; and Inference from them.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Perhaps they calculated a little too surely.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
We had perfectly, we had admirably calculated.
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
Br = 42.63 p.ct., calculated 42.32 p.ct.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
Its weight at four temperatures, much used in physical calculations, is given in Table 10.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
It was a scene well calculated to excite Mary's interest.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
I was thinking of a calculation of the time, charges, and dimensions.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
If the rancour could possibly have been augmented, an incident had just transpired calculated to produce that effect.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
I calculated how long it would take my friends to reach the canoes.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Only the elements were perforce omitted from his calculations.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He was no longer inclined to admire the calculating genius of the italicized phrase.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
The prospect was not calculated to encourage.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
He was the lightning calculator, the mathematical talent of Talents, Incorporated.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They're just a bit too late; didn't calculate on our comin' along so quick, I guess.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
We had calculated justly, for things were not quite so bad as the apparition of the wagons had led us to anticipate.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
We calculate eclipses in advance, and find our calculations true to the second.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
I could keep a set of books by double entry, and thought I was competent to perform all sorts of mercantile calculations.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
Every calculation for determining the position of your ship at sea must take into consideration some kind of time.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
Note the optical combination employed in this experiment and record it with the calculated micrometer value.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In poetry:

I often, often wonder what
Poor ELLEN saw in him;
For calculated he was NOT
To please a woman's whim.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Too late to ask if end was worth the means,
Too late to calculate the toppling stock:
The idiot bird leaps out and drunken leans,
The hour is crowed in lunatic thirteens.
"Doomsday" by Sylvia Plath
She knows how every living thing was fathered,
She calculates the climate of each star,
She counts the fish at sea, but cannot care
Why any one of them exists, fish, fire or feathered.
"Dr. Sigmund Freud Discovers The Sea Shell" by Archibald MacLeish
"Do you give thanks for this? — or that?" No, God be thanked
I am not grateful
In that cold, calculating way, with blessing ranked
As one, two, three, and four, — that would be hateful.
"Gratitude" by Henry Van Dyke
Oh, I am weary, weary, weary
Of Pan and oaten quills
And little songs that, from the dictionary,
Learn lore of streams and hills,
Of studied laughter, mocking what is merry,
And calculated thrills!
"Protest" by John Charles McNeill
His limbs were strong, but far from limber;
One half his head, they thought, was timber;
While others thought, but could not see,
"One half a vacuum might be."
Others precisely calculate,
"His two ends were of equal weight."
"Courtship" by William Hutton

In news:

For females, the same calculation gi...
The inclination of the regression line corresponds to the estimated average period time of the input signal (T*), and is calculated as.
Sum to Calculate Rotary Position Error (RPE).
Body mass index (BMI) is calculated based on a person's height and weight and is a key indicator of obesity.
The technology invented at the Liquid Crystal Institute was quickly adapted to everything from calculators to clocks, Yokoyama even points to a liquid-crystal parking meter.
Finally, calculate the revenue generated by both the employed and locums physicians and compare.
A company was announcing the availability involving 40 year mortgages canadian mortgage calculator for its customers.
At 20 Hz we're talking about a 56.5-foot wavelength, calculated using 1130 feet per second as a typical value for the speed of sound in air.
Congress Party's Calculating Loyalist : Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao.
Recipe calculated at 75% efficiency.
Thurman said the company will try and meet with each of its clients and use its "fairness calculator" to make sure the lump-sum offer is fair to the employee, and discuss what the best option is for their particular circumstances.
Even lump-sum payments have been reduced because the Pension Protection Act of 2006 changed the type of interest rates that plans use in calculations.
Bringing in Crosby is 'a calculated risk'.
Integrated Energy Calculator for Most Energy-Efficient Machine Operation .
Engel has developed a new energy calculation software program which allows operators to view and analyze real-time energy consumption under different machine set-up parameters.

In science:

Remember that the momentum thickness is calculated by integration of the velocity profile obtained experimentally: the calculation of the length scale on the basis of the measured velocity profile is not more complicated.
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
For this reason, along with our inability to calculate the exact correction factor in the Elitzur model, we have chosen to use Bθ in the calculations below.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
In most random matrix calculations, the probability distribution of the random matrix elements is assumed to be Gaussian to simplify the calculation.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Thus the Noether charge method gives the same answer as the calculation of entropy by first calculating the Hamiltonian and the action.
Generalized entropy and Noether charge
In our numerical calculations, we calculate the heat capacity at constant pressure cP exactly.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Let C∗ := C∗(X ; E , ∇)/C∗(D ; E , ∇) be the complex calculating H∗(X, D ; E , ∇), and let C∗ (U ) ⊂ C∗ be the subcomplex calculating H∗ (U, E ), i.e. the subcomplex of chains whose support is disjoint from D .
Homology for irregular connections
As we have seen above, to calculate the nonlinear distribution function of random fields, it is sufficient to calculate the linear distribution function (i.e. that without nonlinear and spatial correlation effects).
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
This function has been calculated for a wide range of parameters in , which we use in the present calculation.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
Ford and Parker have shown that the two dimensional calculation is equivalent to the full four dimensional calculation in the geometric optics limit.
Black Holes Must Die
When cDN A approaches 1 M , we find that the calculated pressures and the experimentally determined pressures are not very different in magnitude, but the calculated variation of pressure with concentration does not fit the trend in the experimental data.
Osmotic Properties of Charged Cylinders: Critical Evaluation of Counterion Condensation Theory
There is evidence that some simple nonlinear gravitational interactions are correctly reproduced by perturbative calculations in matrix theory, including an impressive demonstration of agreement between three-graviton interactions and a two-loop calculation in N = 3 matrix theory by Okawa and Yoneya (1999a, 1999b).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
It seems likely that the agreement between one-loop matrix theory calculations and linearized supergravity persists to higher order in the fermions, but the relevant contributions to the multipole moments of the supergravity currents have not yet been calculated for a general matrix theory ob ject.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
It should be noted, however, that the Polchinski-Pouliot calculation is not precisely a calculation of membrane scattering with longitudinal momentum transfer in Matrix theory since it is carried out in the D2-brane gauge theory language.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Calculating this prefactor Γ0 is quite a subtle problem .) This calculation is precisely analogous to the corresponding one for a critical nucleus of solid forming in a supercooled liquid .
Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth
We have numerically calculated the SAT probabilities for many p and N values, finding a transition from a mixed to a completely UNSAT phase at the γc (p) analytically calculated in the previous section.
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems