calculate

Definitions

  • Abacus for Calculations
    Abacus for Calculations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v calculate make a mathematical calculation or computation
    • v calculate judge to be probable
    • v calculate have faith or confidence in "you can count on me to help you any time","Look to your friends for support","You can bet on that!","Depend on your family in times of crisis"
    • v calculate specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    • v calculate predict in advance
    • v calculate keep an account of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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
    • Calculate 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."
    • Calculate 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."
    • Calculate 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."
    • v. i Calculate To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute. "The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate ."
    • Calculate To plan; to expect; to think.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: "May I have a large container of coffee?" If you get the coffee and are polite say: "Thank you," get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
    • calculate To ascertain by computation; compute; reckon up arithmetically or by items: as, to calculate interest, or the cost of a house.
    • calculate To make an estimate of; compute by weighing related facts or circumstances in the mind: as, to calculate chances or probabilities.
    • calculate To fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to the end; make suitable; plan: generally in the perfect participle, and frequently (though improperly) in the sense of fitted, without any thought of intentional adaptation.
    • calculate To purpose; intend; design: as, he calculates to do it; he calculates to go.
    • calculate To think; guess. Synonyms and Calculate, Compute, Reckon, Count. Calculate applies to the most elaborate and varied mathematical processes: as, to calculate an eclipse or a nativity. Compute is more applicable to the simpler processes: as, to compute the interest on a note. But mathematicians make the opposite distinction; in their language, to compute means to make elaborate calculations with the art of a person trained to this business. Reckon is essentially the same as compute, but may be simpler yet: as, to reckon interest, or the amount of a bill, or the days to a coming event. To count is to reckon one by one. The figurative uses of these words are not suggested by any comparison of their literal meanings; in them all some mental estimate may be supposed to be made, akin to an arithmetical process. “I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Rom. viii. 18. The use of calculate for reckon in such a case as this is an Americanism. “I count not myself to have apprehended.” Phil. iii. 13. Reckon may be used in such a connection, but not the other two words.
    • calculate To make a computation; arrive at a conclusion after weighing all the circumstances; form an estimate; reckon: as, we calculate better for ourselves than for others; to calculate on (that is, with expectation of) fine weather.
    • calculate To speculate about future events; predict.
    • calculate To suppose or believe, after deliberation; think; ‘guess’; ‘reckon’: as, you are wrong there, I calculate.
    • n calculate Calculation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, about 500 meteorites strike the surface of the Earth each year. The calculated risk of being struck by a meteorite in the United States is once every 9,300 years.
    • v.t Calculate kal′kū-lāt to count or reckon: to think out: to adapt, fit (only passive, with for):
    • v.i Calculate to make a calculation: to estimate
    • v.t Calculate kal′kū-lāt (U.S.) to think, purpose
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Quotations

  • J. G. Ballard
    J.%20G.%20Ballard
    “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.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    Henri%20Frederic%20Amiel
    “Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    Henri%20Frederic%20Amiel
    “Common sense is calculation applied to life.”
  • Henry Ford
    Henry%20Ford
    “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
    William%20Wordsworth
    “Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. calculāre, -ātum, to reckon by help of little stones—calculus, dim. of calx, a little stone.

Usage

In literature:

From such observations, they calculated the results of other events of similar nature.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
The duke was calculating all this time the income that Mr. Roby made.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
He knew when the money was expected on every bill, and made his calculation, and was never known to be taken by surprise.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
We have by no means finished that calculation, and I'd very much like to.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The Professor made a mental calculation before replying.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The volume of the water in the liquid state is so small that it may be disregarded in the calculations.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Calculate the composition and nutritive value of a cake made of sugar, 8 oz.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Their every calculation had checked out in practice so far.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
So that I think you may calculate on seeing one or the other, by midsummer.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Therefore your calculations, comprehensive though they are, cannot predict the effect upon them of your zone of force.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
It was a noise well calculated to inspire terror in those who had never before heard it, or did not know what was causing it.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
He was calculating the rolling of the ship.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
They had none of them calculated on the contingency which had occurred.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
The morrow seemed to play small part in the calculations of this maid.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
A breeze sprang up, and with the cutter in tow, the midshipmen shaped a course, as well as they could calculate, for Corfu.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Consequently he never allowed for the calculating meanness which shifted the burdens on to other shoulders.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The first star of which the distance was calculated is in this constellation.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
It is calculated that, at her surface, this is only about one-sixth of what we experience.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
In 1601, Kepler was appointed "Imperial mathematician," to assist Tycho in his calculations.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Supplies and transport had cost more than they calculated; wages were high, and their money was running out.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

Finesse, my statesman, calculates
Subjection's breaking strain,
And Comfort crooning mitigates
The drifting moan of pain.
"Prosperity" by Bernard O Dowd
Nothing can destroy it, this road
of doors, opening, one after another,
always toward reality:
Life without calculation!
"Life" by Juan Ramon Jimenez
Without some calculation, youth
May live to age and never guess,
That no one study they pursue
Takes half the time they give to dress.
"Time Spent In Dress" by Charles Lamb
The man of law--the herald of the cross--
The painter, skilled--he of the healing art--
The man of trade--come each with loyal heart,
Nor calculates his loss.
"England's Brave Sons" by Joseph Horatio Chant
The sober bliss of serious calculation
Shall mock the trivial joys that fancy drew,
And, oh, the rapture of a solved equation,--
One self-same answer on the lips of two!
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
For twenty years he drove him through the bush and round the town,
Until the old white stager knew the parish upside down;
He'd take his time, and calculate, and have his wilful way,
And stop at every Catholic gate to bid them all good day.
"Currajong" by John O Brien

In news:

Next month's Code in Focus continues the discussion of pull and junction box calculations.
There are plenty of websites that include sound clips of katydids , but I've never been able to find anything that would help with this calculation.
D445 Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity).
Who are available and want to work but have stopped looking for jobs -- can affect the data significantly because of how the government calculates the jobless rate.
Meet Beau, a Labrador who cannot only tell you how many points are in a touch-down, safety and field goal, but he can add them all together along with being able to do subtraction, division and calculate square roots.
In fact, it's very, very cooked and calculated data.
But just so you know, Peter Diamond and Emmanuel Saez have tried to calculate the tax rate on the rich that would maximize revenue to the government.
Howard Lake and Waverly support a school in a central location of the current school district, which is, according to their calculations, close to Howard Lake.
The Popinator uses your voice to calculate the near-exact location of your mouth.
Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, affect a person's ability to understand or use language, to do math calculations, to coordinate movements, or to direct attention.
G eorges Lemaître was passionate about numerical calculation and gravitated toward powerful machines for carrying it out.
Hips don't lie with new way of calculating body fat.
VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden sees two types of political allies: the rare people who stick with you in tough times and the much larger crowd who "calculate their friendship" for ambition and walk away at the first sign of trouble.
There's always room for more tight, calculated synth-rock, and Dance For The Dying are more than happy to oblige.
I look at the title of these vivid pages and calculate that Mary McCarthy was only twenty-four years old when the events of this period began.
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In science:

In practical calculations we used strips of widths, Lw = 2, 3, 4 and 5, and with such a lengths that in the calculated correlation function the exponential decay in Eq.(3.5) seemed not to change by further increase of the length.
The Random-bond Potts model in the large-q limit
When extrapolated to the region rC ∼ 1, our calculations show that the skyrmion gap becomes substantially reduced in comparison with the Hartree-Fock calculations.
Activation Energy in a Quantum Hall Ferromagnet and Non-Hartree-Fock Skyrmions
String theory has more calculational goals (to calculate string diagrams) than analysis of fundamentals of our knowledge about space-time.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
In some situations it may turn out that there is no alternative to numerical calculations and then tests of the reliability of the results which are internal to the numerical calculations themselves are of particular importance.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
Calculate() calculates the width of the different decay modes and sets the branching ratios.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Calculate() is the steering routine of the calculational part of this class.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Nevertheless, all Z functions belonging to this combination will be calculated because a direct calculation is not very flexible.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Calculate() determines the value of all stored Z functions using the method String Generator::Calculate().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Depending on the number of incoming particles, this is either Calculate() or Calculate Decay().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Calculate() actually performs the calculation of a 2 → n cross section depending on a jet measure.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Up to some different value for the incoming flux, the method Calculate Decay() is fairly similar and calculates 1 → n decay widths.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
However, as we like to perform the calculations on exactly the same primary sequences as was done in the MC simulations, especially as it comes to the protein-like primary sequences, we have chosen to use N = 250 also in the SCF calculations.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
It is now possible to calculate explicitly the symplectic current and the variation of the Hamiltonian for General Relativity in vacuum, which is governed by the Hilbert Lagrangian (details and calculations can be found in ).
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
Because the calculations are quite similar for both the CSM and ASM, we will detail our calculations in the ASM, in section 2, and only state the results for the CSM, in section 3.
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
We shall then calculate the process j + A → gluon (ℓ)+ anything. I shall interpret the process in a slightly modified Bjorken frame, and in light-cone gauge, while we shall do the calculation in a covariant gauge and in the rest system of the nucleus.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
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