calculating

Definitions

  • Abacus for Calculations
    Abacus for Calculations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calculating used of persons "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
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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
    • Calculating Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.
    • Calculating Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.
    • n Calculating The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.
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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)
    • calculating Given to forethought and calculation; especially, given to looking ahead with thoughtful regard to self-interest; deliberate and selfish; scheming.
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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.
    • Calculating given to forethought, deliberately selfish and scheming
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.”
  • 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.”
  • Henry Luce
    Henry Luce
    “Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”
  • 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.”

Etymology

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:

It appeared plainly that we were almost criminally wrong in all our calculations.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Nevertheless, those two, provided he could but make them 'go,' were well calculated to do the work of four.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
The twelfth point concerns deflection calculations.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
What I have lost by keeping company with kings, not even Joseph Hume can calculate.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
But there would be no people capable of the calculation at Mallowe.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It is calculated to bring the body under, and to assist us in denying self.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
Every thing was calculated to render their suffering more acute!
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Perhaps her deportment was inevitably calculated to instil into me a froward and refractory spirit.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Care, however, was taken to accompany it with comments made by individuals, calculated to counteract its effect.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Her situation is calculated for navigation.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
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In poetry:

"To COBB'S cold, calculating ear,
My gruesome sorrows I'll impart" -
"No; stop," said BAINES, "I'll dry my tear,
And steel my sympathetic heart."
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
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
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
Yes; and would acquaint King Philip,
That he may better calculate, if really
The danger be so great as to require
Him to renew at all events the truce
So bravely broken by your body.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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:

The tools and education that iDE provides are simple, but the rudimentary training and equipment is a calculated move on iDE 's part.
As Evan Thomas reveals in, Ike 's Bluff, his examination of Ike 's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity.
Despite a torrent of interest in ROI calculations, truly workable solutions are just beginning to emerge.
You really have to think about it and calculate it out, because it's not intuitive.
Use a clever and quick trick to combine the SUBTOTAL function with Filter dropdowns, and then use the combo to perform any one of 11 useful calculations.
What's different is the per-person fee and how it's calculated.
The study calculated incarceration costs using per diem costs, including clothing, feeding, and housing offenders, provided by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Calculating the incremental value of promotions to decide which customers to contact has been a dream of direct and database marketers for years.
The cantaloupes calculation checked out.
Calculating solar bang for the buck.
Middle-income workers' starting benefits, meanwhile, would be calculated using a combination of both the wage and price indexes .
Inductance And Capacitance Line Calculator.
It would lower Busicom's bill if Intel could also sell microprocessors into markets other than the calculator market.
A team of exometeorologists at MIT have calculated the size of the snowflakes that fall onto the polar regions of Mars in its winter, and it turns out that they're pretty tiny.
Assessments of the size of tympanic membrane perforations: A comparison of clinical estimations with video- otoscopic calculations.
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In science:

Using the calculated magnetic field profile we have calculated the expected device resistance using the semi-classical Kubo formalism.
Anisotropic magnetoresistance in a 2DEG in a quasi-random magnetic field
Another important method for calculating the self-energy of the electron is to calculate the energy stored in the electric and magnetic fields generated by the particle.
Electrodynamics and the Mass-Energy Equivalence Principle
First, since the bounds from all heuristics of this sort rely on numerical calculations (notably, solutions to differential equations), it is important to put on record that our calculations and those of [KL] independently justify a value of 3.52, and that we reproduce the 3.42 bound of [KKL02].
The Satisfiability Threshold of Random 3-SAT Is at Least 3.52
To make the calculations finite, we truncate the degree sequence at some value h (h = 31 in our calculations).
The Satisfiability Threshold of Random 3-SAT Is at Least 3.52
As suggested in12 , we should simply take some coefficients in CB approach as phenomenological values to be fitted into microscopic LLL+HF calculations or numerical calculations or eventually experimental data.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
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