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calculate

cal·cu·late

calculate

 
 
pronunciation:
kael ky leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: calculated, calculates, calculating
definition 1: to compute mathematically.
You made an error when you calculated the score.If you calculate the cost of driving your car to work everyday, you'll find that it's much cheaper to ride the bus.
 
synonyms:
compute, count, figure, measure
similar words:
add, cipher, divide, enumerate, estimate, multiply, subtract, sum, tally, total
definition 2: to determine, estimate, or project.
I would calculate that the nearest gas station is about five miles down that road.The instructor calculated that the students would need two hours to finish the exam.
synonyms:
appraise, assess, determine, estimate, evaluate, gauge, reckon
similar words:
ascertain, compute, judge, measure, project, put, weigh
definition 3: to make suited; design.
It's a scheme that is calculated to make money.
synonyms:
design, suit
similar words:
adapt, constitute, contrive, fit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to determine a result mathematically.
synonyms:
compute, figure, measure
similar words:
add, cipher, count, determine, divide, enumerate, multiply, subtract
definition 2: to make an assessment or estimation.
synonyms:
count, estimate, reckon
similar words:
determine, forecast, predict
definition 3: to depend or count (usu. fol. by upon or on).
I calculated on her being here to help us.
synonyms:
count on, depend, reckon, rely
similar words:
anticipate, expect, intend
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