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English definition of “calculate”


verb [T]    /ˈkæl·kjəˌleɪt/
to judge the amount or value of something by using information and esp. numbers: [+ question word] We tried to calculate how fast he was moving when the car crashed. I calculated the total cost to be over $9000. [+ that clause] Lieutenant Chilton calculated that six men had been lost. calculation    /ˌkæl·kjəˈleɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [C] The original calculations ignored weather conditions.
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