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Definition of Reckoning


  1. of Reckon
  2. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
  3. An account of time
  4. Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc.
  5. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
  6. Esteem; account; estimation.
  7. The calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
  8. The position of a ship as determined by calculation.

Reckoning Quotations

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
Isaac Asimov

Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
Anthony Trollope

The scales of reckoning with mortality are never evenly weighted, alas, and thus it is on the shoulders of the living that the burden of justice must continue to rest.
Wole Soyinka

This is the essence of all sciences - that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.

Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
Nicolaus Copernicus
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Reckoning Translations

reckoning in French is liquidation
reckoning in Italian is resa dei conti
reckoning in Latin is ratio
reckoning in Spanish is suelta
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