› an area of advanced mathematics in which continuously changing values are studiedBranches and types of mathematics

(Definition of calculus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus
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something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

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