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"calculation" in British English

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calculationnoun

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 ​dividingnumbers to ​judge the ​number or ​amount of something: The calculations that you did/madecontained a few ​inaccuracies.

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  • calculation noun (PERSON)

[U] carefulplanning to ​control a ​situation for ​your own ​advantage in a way that is ​slightlyunpleasant and ​causespeople not to ​trust you: There's an ​element of calculation in his ​behaviour that makes me ​distrust him.
(Definition of calculation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calculation" in Business English

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calculationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkælkjəˈleɪʃən/
the ​process of ​finding an ​amount or ​number using mathematics: A calculation of their ​taxliability will be made from their ​accountbooks.
an ​opinion that you ​form about something, or the ​process of ​forming an ​opinion: My calculation is that it's going to take a while.
(Definition of calculation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “calculation”
in Arabic حِساب…
in Korean 계산…
in Portuguese cálculo…
in Catalan càlcul…
in Japanese 計算…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数字, 算,计算…
in Turkish hesaplama, bir şeyi en ince ayrıntısına kadar düşünüp, hesap etme…
in Russian вычисление, подсчет, обдумывание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數字, 算,計算…
in Italian calcolo…
in Polish obliczenie, kalkulacja, wyrachowanie…
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