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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

American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance... But in Hong Kong, we don't know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you've got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.
Jackie Chan

Most people that derail as leaders in the corporate world, it's not because they couldn't do the math and calculate return on investment properly. The issues are communication and understanding. All of what typically would've been called the 'soft stuff.' You have to be authentic. You have to be dialed into the soft stuff.
Douglas Conant

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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