Calculate Definition

kălkyə-lāt
calculated, calculates, calculating
verb
calculated, calculates, calculating
To determine by using mathematics; compute.
Webster's New World
To make a computation.
Webster's New World
To reckon or determine by reasoning, evaluating, etc.; estimate; judge.
Webster's New World
To make for a deliberate purpose; design.
A sturdy car that is calculated to last for years; a choice that was calculated to please.
American Heritage
To plan or intend for a purpose.
A tale calculated to mislead us.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Calculate

  • Late Latin calculāre calculāt- from Latin calculus small stone used in reckoning diminutive of calx calc- small stone for gaming calx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin calculātus, perfect passive participle of calculō (“I reckon, originally by means of pebbles”), from calculus (“a pebble”).

    From Wiktionary

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