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calculateverb [T]

uk   /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪt/  us   /ˈkæl.kjə.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.

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(Definition of calculate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 car crashed. I calculated the total cost 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 ignored weather conditions.
(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 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)
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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