- 1A mathematical determination of the size or number of something: finding ways of saving money involves complicated calculations calculation of depreciationMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (often calculations) An assessment of the risks, possibilities, or effects of a situation or course of action: decisions are shaped by political calculationsMore example sentences
assessment, judgment; forecast, projection, prediction
- 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.
late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin calculatio(n-), from the verb calculare (see calculate).