calculation calculation  /ˌkælkjə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
  2. (n) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
  3. (n) planning something carefully and intentionally

Usage(s):

  1. The Earth Simulator runs at more than 35 trillion calculations per second, almost five times faster.
  2. On May 26, at 3:30 in the morning, a $133 million supercomputer nicknamed Roadrunner broke the long-sought-after petaflop barrier: 1 quadrillion calculations per second.
  3. What has them worried are all the pro-industry rule tweaks and what they see as slanted calculations.

News

  1. Reformist Rohani Leads in Early Iran Presidential Vote Tally

    Rohani, 64, leads with about 46 percent of 1.8 million ballots counted so far, followed by Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf with 18 percent, according to a Bloomberg calculation of Interior Ministry figures. Nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili had 14 percent.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Syrian rebels need more aid from the U.S.

    Stepping up to stop the massacre of civilians by chemical warfare is a moral and just effort. But just how far that defense goes is a calculation that war-wary Americans must hear about in detail from the president soon.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

  3. New Mobile App Aims to Prevent Overspending on Rental Car Fuel

    Created by Charles Trammel, a former rental car agent, MatchMyGas is a fuel calculation app that allows customers to return their rental car with the same amount of gas they started with by displaying how many gallons are needed to reach that targeted gas level.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Auto Rental News

Quotes

  1. Obama said "I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than improve it."
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: eTaiwan News

  2. "What's most troubling about Senator Reid's comments yesterday is his defeatism," Mr. Cheney said. "And the timetable legislation that he is now pursuing would guarantee defeat. Maybe it is a political calculation."
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: New York Times

  3. Miliband said: "I'd made my decision on Thursday. Sometimes you can make your decisions with great planning and calculation and sometimes you have to make them rather more quickly. James made his decision in good faith, I made my decision in good...
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: guardian.co.uk

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