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English definition of “calculate”

calculate

verb [T]     /ˈkæl.kjʊ.leɪt/
B2 to judge the number or amount of something by using the information that you already have, and adding, taking away, multiplying, or dividing numbers: The cost of the damage caused by the recent storms has been calculated as/at over £5 million. The new tax system would be calculated on the value of property owned by an individual. [+ question word] At some stage we need to calculate when the project will be finished. [+ that] He's calculated that it would take him two years to save up enough for a car.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
(Definition of calculate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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