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English definition of “calculate”

calculate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈkælkjəleɪt/
to find an amount or number using mathematics: calculate according to/based on/on the basis of Their pension will be calculated on the basis of their earnings and length of service.calculate that It has been calculated that the economy shrank by 2% last quarter.
to form an opinion about something: They are already in the lead and are calculating that, in all probability, they will win the election.
(Definition of calculate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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