Meaning of “calculation” in the English Dictionary

"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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  • I spent hours doing that calculation and I still got the answer wrong.
  • She made a rough calculation of the likely cost.
  • We used different methods of calculation, but we both got the same result.
  • a numerical calculation
  • According to my calculations, we're still two thousand pounds short.

(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 /ˌkælkjəˈleɪʃən/ us

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)