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calculate

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈkæl.kjʊ.leɪt/
B2 to judge the number or amount of something by using the information that you already have, and adding, taking away, multiplying, or dividing numbers: The cost of the damage caused by the recent storms has been calculated as/at over £5 million. The new tax system would be calculated on the value of property owned by an individual. [+ question word] At some stage we need to calculate when the project will be finished. [+ that] He's calculated that it would take him two years to save up enough for a car.
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in Arabic يَحْسِب…
in Korean 계산하다…
in Malaysian kira…
in French calculer…
in Turkish hesaplamak…
in Italian calcolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 算,計算…
in Russian вычислять…
in Polish obliczać…
in Vietnamese tính toán…
in Spanish calcular…
in Portuguese calcular…
in Thai คำนวณ…
in German (be-)rechnen…
in Catalan calcular…
in Japanese ~を計算する…
in Indonesian menghitung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 算,计算…
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