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English definition of “calculate”

calculate

verb     /ˈkælkjəleɪt/
B2 [T] to discover an amount or number using mathematics : to calculate a cost / percentage Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
be calculated to do sth to be intended to have a particular effect : His comments were calculated to embarrass the prime minister .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of calculate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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