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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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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