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Definition of Calculate

Calculate

  1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
  2. To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
  3. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.
  4. To plan; to expect; to think.
  5. To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.

Calculate Quotations

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Isaac Newton

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
Thomas Paine

The reality is that we are all economists. We all deal with scarcity as we make choices and calculate how to ration various items and resources that we consume, produce and utilize.
Kurt Bills

Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
James Madison

The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I'd start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn't set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven't had a glass of sweet tea in three years.
Paula Deen
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Calculate Translations

calculate in Danish is beregne
calculate in Dutch is calculeren, rekenen, berekenen
calculate in Finnish is laskea
calculate in French is calculent, calculons, compter, calculez, calculer
calculate in German is berechnen, planen, berrechnen
calculate in Italian is calcolare, fare i conti
calculate in Norwegian is regne
calculate in Portuguese is calcule
calculate in Spanish is calcular, suputar