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calculate

verb [T] uk   /ˈkæl.kjʊ.leɪt/ us  
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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