Meaning of “calculus” in the English Dictionary


"calculus" in English

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calculusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæl.kjə.ləs/ us /ˈkæl.kjə.ləs/ specialized

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  • Conversely, given the force at every point, and the initial position and velocity, the rules of the integral calculus assist us in calculating the position and velocity of the body at any future time. 
  • He creates mathematics, and discovers that the phenomena of the heavens and the earth are ruled according to the laws of the calculus. 
  • Naturally the student who is equipped with these subjects as well as with the calculus will be a little more mature, and may be expected to follow the course all the more easily. 
  • Then, still others divide and subdivide, and science becomes the sciences, and mathematics becomes arithmetic, and algebra, and geometry, and trigonometry, and calculus, and astronomy. 
  • Was the study of calculus a recreation to him? 

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

"calculus" in American English

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calculusnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkæl·kjə·ləs/

(Definition of “calculus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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