calculous

Definitions

  • Abacus for Calculations
    Abacus for Calculations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calculous relating to or caused by or having a calculus or calculi
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Webster's Revised Unabridged 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.
    • Calculous Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person.
    • Calculous Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first computer, the steam-driven calculating machine, was built in 1823 by Charles Babbage. It failed to work due to poor workmanship in the intricate parts. When rebuilt by the London Museum of Science in 1991, it worked.
    • calculous Stony; gritty; hard like stone: as, a calculous concretion.
    • calculous Arising from calculi, or stones in the bladder; caused by calculi: as, a calculous disorder.
    • calculous Affected with the gravel or stone: as, a calculous person.
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Quotations

  • Daisetz T. Suzuki
    Daisetz T. Suzuki
    “Great works are done when one is not calculating and thinking.”
  • Sun Tzu
    Sun%20Tzu
    “The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles%20Baudelaire
    “Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell%20Maltz
    “We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.”
  • George S. Patton
    George%20S.%20Patton
    “Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Most successful people are people who take risks--calculated risks--but nevertheless, risks.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calculosus,

Usage

In literature:

What events might nullify these calculations?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The number of sheep in New South Wales alone was calculated in the last census at 536,891 head.
"Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete" by Charles Sturt
I began to calculate.
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
His lips and brows were rigid in apparent calculation.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
He considered it rather a plain calculation than a guess.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
The Goshawk, who had been snoring an instant before, examined them keenly, and shook his calculating head.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
The two contestants calculated.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
I made my own base, knew the length of the perpendicular by calculation, and to draw the hypothenuse had nothing to do but to work my angle.
"The Prairie" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Her husband might wake up and all his prudent calculations would be ruined by this obstacle of a man.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
We have said our friend Pen had not a calculating turn.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
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In poetry:

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
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
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:

Defense says he was 'irresponsible' but not a ' cold-blooded , calculated killer'.
The attacks / Cold-blooded and calculated -- the killings created terror.
Calculators Still Come in Handy .
At its root, the landfill business is a simple mathematical calculation.
Calculations Based on Average Number of Covered Persons.
This calculator will compute the resistor ratio R1/R2 and reference voltage for given high and low threshold values for a hystereses curve, or the threshold values given the reference voltage and resistor ratio.
However, these two books might suffice because it is truly scary what one human being will do to another, sometimes in rage or passion but other times with cold calculation.
That could be a political calculation, but gay activists are frustrated.
Because the calculation concerns with properties of nanofluids, this research uses various correlations from previous studies to find the properties of nanofluids and the best one is selected for the presentation.
New calculations show that the ideal time to study the cosmos was more than 13 billion years ago, just about 500 million years after the Big Bang.
In a calculated duck, the Clinton Administration has refused to lift a nine-year-old ban on using Federal money to finance needle exchange programs.
Readers sound off on appraisal district calculations, the local school district taking local bidders and crass partisanship.
Where a US Bankruptcy Court judge found that an oversecured creditor was entitled to postpetition interest, the judge erred in calculating the date on which that entitled began.
Clearwater Tech App calculates yearly savings of ClearWater ozone systems based on the pool size.
Two recent studies calculated the cancer risk that could come from radiation emitted by computed tomographic scans in the United States.
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In science:

The dominant components of the velocity vector v were already calculated in section 2.1, so to complete the calculation the time dependence of ˆIa and ˆIb must be calculated with respect to the MM-Earth frame.
Rotating Resonator-Oscillator Experiments to Test Lorentz Invariance in Electrodynamics
Two types of calculations exist to perform the complex task, nuclear shell model calculations and quasi-particle random phase approximations (QRPA-calculations).
Consensus Report of a Workshop on "Matrix elements for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay"
Calculating keys for each particle, performing a parallel sort of the keys across all processors in a calculation, and building the tree typically consumes . 10% of the total time in a calculation, and most of this time is spent shifting particles between processors.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
Two perturbative calculations will be considered to extract hxipert : a fixed-order (FO) next-to-leading order (i.e. O(αS )) calculation and a calculation that includes also the resummation of next-to-leading logarithms (NLL) and Sudakov resummation, both obtained with the HVQF program .
Heavy Quarks: Summary Report
The dotted curve shows the MCBP calculations and the dashed curve shows the MCDF calculations of the DR rate coefficents calculated by Savin et al. (2002a).
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
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