reckoning

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reckoning the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order "the counting continued for several hours"
    • n reckoning problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    • n reckoning a bill for an amount due
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reckoning Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc.
    • Reckoning An account of time.
    • Reckoning Esteem; account; estimation. "You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of an outward fading benefit nature bestowed."
    • Reckoning The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
    • Reckoning (Navigation) The calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoningsee under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
    • Reckoning The charge or account made by a host at an inn. "A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a reckoning ."
    • Reckoning (Navigation) The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reckoning The act of counting or computing; hence, an account or calculation; an adjustment of accounts.
    • n reckoning A bill of charges, especially in a hotel, tavern, inn, or other place of entertainment; an itemized statement of what is due; a score.
    • n reckoning An account of time.
    • n reckoning The estimated time of a cow's calving.
    • n reckoning A summing up in general; a counting of cost or expenditure; a comparison of items or particulars in any matter of accountability.
    • n reckoning An accounting for action or conduct; explanation; inquisition; scrutiny.
    • n reckoning A holding in estimation; assignment of value; appreciation.
    • n reckoning Standing as to rank, quality, or worthiness; rating; consideration; reputation.
    • n reckoning Nautical, the calculation of the position of a ship from the rate as determined by the log, and the course as determined by the compass, the place from which the vessel started being known. See dead-reckoning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reckoning an account of time: settlement of accounts, &c.: charges for entertainment: standing as to rank: :
    • Reckoning (naut.) a calculation of the ship's position
    • Reckoning (B.) estimation: value
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Quotations

  • Ellen Key
    Ellen Key
    “The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.”
  • John R. Stott
    John R. Stott
    “Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”
  • Samuel Butler
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    “I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.”
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    “We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.”
  • Sigmund Freud
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    “We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ge-recenian, to explain; Ger. rechnen.

Usage

In literature:

And a poultice or something on her chest, I reckon.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
I reckon they thought this was a joke.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
I reckon I'm able to ride my bronco alone, without Merriwell's help.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
Wherever she lived and worked, at Dr. Bowen's, I reckon.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Do you reckon I'm fool enough to make myself the laughin'-stock for them folks?
"Mingo" by Joel Chandler Harris
Reckon you'll get there about noon.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
I reckon it's because this country is old and settled.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
Either enough to knock the senses out of an ox; but, I reckon, they've done no mortal damage.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
I reckon Smith Crothers owns it.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
I reckon she does in a way.
"Young Captain Jack" by Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
Young Wild West is only a boy, all right, but I reckon he kin lick a stagecoach load of sich fellers as you are!
"Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"" by An Old Scout
Reckoned it would ruin me.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
I ought to be much obliged to you and promise to reform, I reckon.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
And I reckon he does the same thing.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
I reckon that scarf blew there and caught some time this fall when somebody was going out on the trail.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
But you're able to hear, I reckon; leastways, your ears is big enough.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
To give a reckoning longer leisure I crave; This blind matter troubleth my wit.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
Heard 'em say he come thro', reckon he did too.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
I reckon more ain't than is!
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
But notwithstanding that, I reckon that the war will make them restless.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In poetry:

LOVE, mistress is of many minds,
Yet few know whom they serve;
They reckon least how little Love
Their service doth deserve.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
O! 'tis sad to lie and reckon
All the days of faded youth,
All the vows that we believed in,
All the words we spoke in truth.
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Well knew the tough old Teuton
Who brewed the stoutest ale,
And he paid the goodwife's reckoning
In the coin of song and tale.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And so do his sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts
His sisters and his cousins!
Whom he reckons by the dozens,
And his aunts!
"Fragments" by Louisa May Alcott
O wretched youth! and is it truth
You love that fickle lady?
I, doting dunce, courted her once;
Since when, she's reckoned shady!
"Let Us Have Peace" by Eugene Field
He dreamed away his hours in school;
He sat with such an absent air,
The master reckoned him a fool,
And gave him up in dull despair.
"Old David Smail" by Robert W Service

In news:

"Shipyard News" from our April 26, 2007, CW Reckonings.
'Star Trek Into Darkness' Benedict Cumberbatch Is Starfleet's Reckoning — POSTER.
Mark Webber reckons rivals' doubts about the legality of Red Bull's cars are becoming ' boring '.
It went to the nation's best college football player, by his reckoning.
Reckoning with complex weather systems they predicted the path of hurricane Sandy with amazing accuracy, giving the country days of advance warning.
" Hence, we may justly conclude that the Returns of Comets are much more frequent than is vulgarly reckoned".
It's almost here: Boehner's day of reckoning .
'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning ' movie review: Baton Rouge-shot action film is DOA.
Jean-Claude van Damme, in an image from the Baton Rouge-shot 'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning '.
Denair's day of reckoning .
'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning ' has a new violent mission.
Detroit is nearing its day of reckoning .
'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning ' Hits VOD in the Brain.
Alamo booker Zack Carlson and 'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning ' director John Hyams at Fantastic Fest.
Image1-Robert Samuelson: New realities push pollsters to day of reckoning .
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In science:

Two features of the ℓ = 1 avoided crossing observed in HD 49385 were reckoned to give constraints on the µ-gradient in the inner parts of the star: the frequency at which the avoided crossing occurs and the curvature of the ℓ = 1 ridge around the avoided crossing.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
Focussing on condensed forms, we are assured that there are no cycles in the graph, and hence no infinite chains to reckon with.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
We reckon that some new phenomenons may occur at low regularities.
On the propagation of weakly nonlinear random dispersive waves
In their reckoning a cut on mX only, although most efficient at preserving phase space (∼80%), makes the calculation of the partial rate untenable due to uncalculable corrections to the b-quark distribution function or shape function.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
Knowing the time of an event immediately gives its distance, but we need to be careful to use times reckoned from the relevant reciprocal events.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
This does not affect Eve’s information since she controls which outcomes are flipped and can undo the flips in her reckoning of the final classical information.
Generalized self-testing and the security of the 6-state protocol
Our field seems to be approaching a definite point of reckoning.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Thus, the bottom of the unperturbed spectrum is V and, if the particle energy  is reckoned from this point, the unperturbed spectrum is simply  = 2k2/2m.
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
When  approaches the bottom of the spectrum,  = 0 (here it is natural to reckon the energy from the bottom of the spectrum), a new tail, of different nature emerges.
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
To quote a sage : “Our field seems to be approaching a definite point of reckoning.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
C ’s randomness. A given, potential output from C might be considered extreme when the rejection set is reckoned in terms of runs of heads/tails but not teads/hails, and conversely.
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
Indeed, whether one reckons an output sequence as HTTHTHHHT versus hhhhhtttt has no bearing on predictions about the next coin toss.
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
M is Mercury’s siderial frequency, t0 is reckoned from a perihelion passage; aM is the semima jor axis of Mercury’s orbit.
Relativistic Gravity Theory And Related Tests With A Mercury Orbiter Mission
The measured speeds, reckoned along the cylindrical axis, were up to ~ 100 mm/sec.
Long-range forces extending from polymer-gel surfaces
Here the time is so reckoned that at the instant t = 0 the system would be passing through the point x = 0 of the phase transition and the energy E is measured from the “potential energy” E (0).
Theory of rapid (nonadiabatic) rotation of nonspherical nuclei
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