calculate calculate  /ˈkælkjə ˌleɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make a mathematical calculation or computation
  2. (v) judge to be probable
  3. (v) keep an account of
  4. (v) predict in advance
  5. (v) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  6. (v) have faith or confidence in

Usage(s):

  1. A study analyzes live birth data to calculate a woman's overall chances of having a baby through in-vitro fertilization.
  2. Nobody can calculate the price that my family paid for that.
  3. In other words, depending on the tape it scanned, the same machine could calculate numbers or play chess or do anything else of a comparable nature.

News

  1. Test Yourself | Math, June 17, 2013

    Can you calculate the number of different trifecta bets that were possible at the recent Belmont Stakes?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, June 17, 2013

    Can you calculate the number of different trifecta bets that were possible at the recent Belmont Stakes?        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Calculate The Pathetic Amount Your Personal Data Is Worth

    The NSA might be able to tap into your electronic data just like every other company, but it turns out that your personal information isn’t worth much at all--and you can calculate it just to make sure. It seems like everyone wants your personal data, if not to catch terrorists then to sell you things. But it turns out that data isn’t worth much. Financial Times has used the prices paid by data ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. "We want Iran to calculate what I think is a fair assessment: that if the US extends a defence umbrella over the region, if we do even more to support the military capacity of those in the Gulf, it is unlikely Iran will be any stronger or...
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: AFP

  2. "While we do not yet know -- and cannot yet calculate -- the ultimate damage this ecological and economic disaster will inflict upon the state of Texas, we do know that BP will be held fully financially accountable for the costs incurred by the...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Greg Abbott Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This landmark, voluntary agreement will help people calculate, at a glance, how much they are drinking and whether they are staying within sensible drinking guidelines," said Public Health Minister Caroline Flint. "We want to make it as...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Caroline Flint Source: Reuters UK

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