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calculation

noun uk   us   /ˌkæl.kjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/

calculation noun (NUMBERS)

B2 [C or U] the process of using information you already have and adding, taking away, multiplying, or dividing numbers to judge the number or amount of something: The calculations that you did/made contained a few inaccuracies.
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calculation noun (PERSON)

[U] careful planning to control a situation for your own advantage in a way that is slightly unpleasant and causes people not to trust you: There's an element of calculation in his behaviour that makes me distrust him.
Translations of “calculation”
in Korean 계산…
in Arabic حِساب…
in Portuguese cálculo…
in Catalan càlcul…
in Japanese 計算…
in Italian calcolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數字, 算,計算…
in Russian вычисление, подсчет, обдумывание…
in Turkish hesaplama, bir şeyi en ince ayrıntısına kadar düşünüp, hesap etme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数字, 算,计算…
in Polish obliczenie, kalkulacja, wyrachowanie…
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