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1A mathematical determination of the amount or number of something.

*‘finding ways of saving money involves complicated calculations’*mass noun*‘the calculation of depreciation’**‘Precise mathematical calculations are worked out and this determines how a person's life is affected.’**‘The only gripe he had about the paper was the amount of calculations students were required to complete.’**‘He spent hours each day carrying out complex mathematical calculations to maintain the deception.’**‘A simple calculation based on the amount of energy needed to flood New York suggested the claim was exaggerated.’**‘They give little knowledge about any mathematical calculations which might have been done with the number systems.’**‘Most mechanics from those times tended to be simple aids for applied mathematical calculations.’**‘The record does not contain the trial court's calculations for determining the damages.’**‘When you do the calculations on the amount deposited its not a good return.’**‘Guo used other clever mathematical techniques in his calculations for the calendar.’**‘The dispute then is not with respect to the mathematical calculation but rather the entitlement.’**‘The Society no doubt had to make a reverse calculation in order to determine the differential final bonuses.’**‘People engage in market calculations to determine how much energy to give each other.’**‘The rest of the tournament is decided by complicated calculations or, as it turns out, by the weather.’**‘The hope is that shoppers could monitor their intake without having to do complicated calculations.’**‘For this Piero uses a method which involves a very large amount of tedious calculation.’**‘His main skill was in numerical calculations and manipulation of complicated expressions.’**‘Relatively complicated calculations are necessary to point to this conclusion.’**‘Working out if you are entitled to this involves even more complex calculations.’**‘Yes, time is required to do a calculation known amongst mathematicians as subtraction.’**‘So he's going to have to do some research to determine the figures before he can do his calculations.’*

View synonyms**computation**, reckoning, adding up, counting up, working out, determining, figuring, estimation, estimate- 1.1An assessment of the risks, possibilities, or effects of a situation or course of action.
*‘decisions are shaped by political calculations’**‘This agrees with the scientific calculations of risk that I have found.’**‘All the risk calculations are age based so you will see some changes.’**‘This is, of course, a theoretical calculation, but one which graphically illustrates the point.’**‘Rather than risk reward calculations and unthinking optimism, what we need now is courage.’**‘Exact calculations of this effect are extremely difficult, and can only really be done by computer modelling.’**‘All these factors will tend to underestimate our calculations of risk.’**‘Many doctors use risk calculations for heart disease to help advise their patients.’**‘You would not undertake a detailed calculation or assessment of the individual piping and its instruments.’**‘For example, the transfer of the loans may be at a discount, taking potential risks into the calculation of price.’**‘We aimed to enable the calculation of risk of cardiovascular death within five years from a few personal factors.’**‘The overall calculation of risk may include more than one type of screening test plus the woman's age.’**‘In both cases political calculations ran aground on the rock of public opinion.’**‘Both are cynical gestures driven by political calculations rather than by a moral inspiration that comes from the soul.’**‘A conflict over resources was brewing, but it was political calculations that lit the spark.’**‘We also tend to obscure a big principle with everyday political calculations and chatter.’**‘Adequate training is required to ensure that the risk calculation tools are used only for appropriate patients.’**‘In every case, they are motivated by the basest and most transparent political calculations.’**‘This consideration is not, of course, absent from the calculations of politicians.’**‘This is the period over which Mr. Lee has projected the calculation of future loss.’**‘You could hear the whirr and hum of political calculation, the internal hedging of bets.’*

View synonyms**assessment**, judgement

**Origin**

Late Middle English via Old French from late Latin calculatio(n-), from the verb calculare (see calculate).

**Pronunciation**

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