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calculate

verb [T]  /ˈkæl·kjəˌleɪt/ us  
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
noun [C/U]  /ˌkæl·kjəˈleɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C] The original calculations ignored weather conditions.
Translations of “calculate”
in Korean 계산하다…
in Arabic يَحْسِب…
in French calculer…
in Turkish hesaplamak…
in Italian calcolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 算,計算…
in Russian вычислять…
in Polish obliczać…
in Spanish calcular…
in Portuguese calcular…
in German (be-)rechnen…
in Catalan calcular…
in Japanese ~を計算する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 算,计算…
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