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calculation meaning

EN[kælkjuˈleɪʃən] [kælkjəˈleɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
WCalculation
  • A calculation is a deliberate process that transforms one or more inputs into one or more results, with variable change.
  • The term is used in a variety of senses, from the very definite arithmetical calculation of using an algorithm, to the vague heuristics of calculating a strategy in a competition,
  • For example, multiplying 7 by 6 is a simple algorithmic calculation. Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the Black–Scholes model is a complex algorithmic calculation.
  • Statistical estimations of the likely election results from opinion polls also involve algorithmic calculations, but produces ranges of possibilities rather than exact answers.

    Definition of calculation in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcalculationsSUF-ation
    1. (mathematics) NU The act or process of calculating.
      1. (mathematics) NC The result of calculating.
        1. Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.
      2. NC Reckoning, estimate.
        1. By my calculation, we should be there by midnight.
      3. NC An expectation based on circumstances.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The next thousandfold goal is the exaflop, which is a quintillion calculations per second, followed by the zettaflop, the yottaflop and the xeraflop.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Calculation of this measure is based on the analysis of the oxygen saturation signal searching for desaturation and resaturation patterns to obtain an estimation of the number of apneic events.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Since noon she's been working at full throttle on the calculations.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          2. en calculational
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          Meaning of calculation for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "calculation" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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