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English definition of “calculation”

calculation

noun uk   /ˌkæl.kjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  

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.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division

calculation noun (PERSON)

[U] careful planning to control a situation for your own advantage in a way that is slightly unpleasant and causes people not to trust you: There's an element of calculation in his behaviour that makes me distrust him.Sly and devious
(Definition of calculation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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