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"calculation" in British English

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calculationnoun

uk   /ˌkæl.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkæl.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/
  • calculation noun (NUMBERS)

B2 [C or U] the process of using information you already have and adding, taking away, multiplying, or dividing numbers to judge the number or amount of something: The calculations that you did/made contained a few inaccuracies.

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  • calculation noun (PERSON)

[U] careful planning to control a situation for your own advantage in a way that is slightly unpleasant and causes people 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 tax liability will be made from their account books.
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)
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