calculus
cal·cu·lusnoun
pl. -·li· or -·luses- any abnormal stony mass or deposit formed in the body, as in a kidney or gallbladder or on teeth
- Math.
- any system of calculation using special symbolic notations
- infinitesimal calculus
- any method or system of calculating, reasoning, or evaluating
Origin of calculus
L: see calculate
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calculus
noun
pl. cal·cu·li, or cal·cu·lus·es- Medicine An abnormal concretion in the body, usually formed of mineral salts and found in the gallbladder, kidney, or urinary bladder, for example.
- Dentistry See tartar.
- Mathematics a. The branch of mathematics that deals with limits and the differentiation and integration of functions of one or more variables.b. A method of analysis or calculation using a special symbolic notation.c. The combined mathematics of differential calculus and integral calculus.
- A system or method of calculation: “[a] dazzling grasp of the nation's byzantine budget calculus” ( David M. Alpern )
Origin of calculus
Latin small stone used in reckoning ; see calculate .
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(countable and uncountable, plural calculi or calculuses)
- (dated, countable) calculation, computation
- (countable, mathematics) Any formal system in which symbolic expressions are manipulated according to fixed rules.
- lambda calculus
- predicate calculus
- (uncountable, often definite, the calculus) Differential calculus and integral calculus considered as a single subject; analysis.
- (countable, medicine) A stony concretion that forms in a bodily organ.
- renal calculus (= kidney stone)
- (uncountable, dentistry) Deposits of calcium phosphate salts on teeth.
- (countable) A decision-making method, especially one appropriate for a specialised realm.
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"calculus." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 18 August 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/calculus>.
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calculus. (n.d.). Retrieved August 18th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/calculus