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"calculate" in British English

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calculateverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​dividingnumbers: The ​cost of the ​damagecaused by the ​recentstorms has been calculated as/at over £5 million. The new ​taxsystem would be calculated on the ​value of ​propertyowned 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.
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(Definition of calculate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calculate" in American English

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calculateverb [T]

 us   /ˈkæl·kjəˌleɪt/
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 ​carcrashed. I calculated the ​totalcost to be over $9000. [+ that clause] Lieutenant Chilton calculated that six men had been ​lost.
calculation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌkæl·kjəˈleɪ·ʃən/
[C] The ​original calculations ​ignoredweatherconditions.
(Definition of calculate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"calculate" in Business English

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calculateverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​economyshrank 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)
Translations of “calculate”
in Korean 계산하다…
in Arabic يَحْسِب…
in Malaysian kira…
in French calculer…
in Russian вычислять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 算,計算…
in Italian calcolare…
in Turkish hesaplamak…
in Polish obliczać…
in Spanish calcular…
in Vietnamese tính toán…
in Portuguese calcular…
in Thai คำนวณ…
in German (be-)rechnen…
in Catalan calcular…
in Japanese ~を計算する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 算,计算…
in Indonesian menghitung…
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