Reckoning meaning

rĕkə-nĭng
The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
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A settlement of accounts.

A day of reckoning.

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Present participle of reckon.
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The definition of a reckoning is an opinion, or the act of forming a judgment, or the settlement of an account.

An example of reckoning is figuring out how many crops to grow based on last year's production.

An example of reckoning is the belief by Christians in a final judgement day; a day of reckoning.

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The act of counting or computing.
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An itemized bill or statement of a sum due.
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The act of one who reckons; count or computation.
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A measuring of possibilities for the future; calculated guess.
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The action of calculating or estimating something.

By that reckoning, it would take six weeks to go five miles.

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(archaic) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
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Origin of reckoning

  • reckon +"Ž -ing. Compare Dutch rekening, German Rechnung.

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