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Definition of 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

Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
Alexander Hamilton

I like to play cards. I'm not very good, because I don't want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I've learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker.
Jack Ma

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 malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world.
Bill Gates
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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
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