Calculation



the act or process of calculating; computation.
the result or product of calculating:
His calculations agree with ours.
an estimate based on the known facts; forecast:
Her calculation of the building costs proved quite accurate.
forethought; prior or careful planning.
scheming selfishness.
Contemporary Examples

Obama’s Futile Jobs Plan Zachary Karabell September 7, 2011
You’re Worth How Much? TV Anchors, by the Numbers Paula Froelich August 7, 2012
Harold Ford’s Perpetual Campaign Lloyd Grove, Samuel P. Jacobs September 12, 2010
Business Longreads for the week of May 11, 2013 Matthew Zeitlin May 11, 2013
Tea-Fueled Republican Resistance Compels Barack Obama To Keep Running Robert Shrum March 15, 2013

Historical Examples

New Grub Street George Gissing
Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
With Our Soldiers in France Sherwood Eddy
The Sexual Question August Forel
Yiddish Tales Various

noun
the act, process, or result of calculating
an estimation of probability; forecast
careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives
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