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My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.
Gary Becker

Meaning of "calculate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CALCULATE

From Late Latin calculāre, from calculus pebble used as a counter.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CALCULATE

calculate  [ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CALCULATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Calculate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb calculate in English.

WHAT DOES CALCULATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Calculation

A calculation is a deliberate process that transforms one or more inputs into one or more results, with variable change. The term is used in a variety of senses, from the very definite arithmetical calculation of using an algorithm, to the vague heuristics of calculating a strategy in a competition, or calculating the chance of a successful relationship between two people. For example, multiplying 7 by 6 is a simple algorithmic calculation. Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the Black–Scholes model is a complex algorithmic calculation. Statistical estimations of the likely election results from opinion polls also involve algorithmic calculations, but produces ranges of possibilities rather than exact answers. To calculate means to ascertain by computing. The English word derives from the Latin calculus, which originally meant a small stone in the gall-bladder. It also meant a pebble used for calculating, or a small stone used as a counter in an abacus.

Definition of calculate in the English dictionary

The first definition of calculate in the dictionary is to solve by a mathematical procedure; compute. Other definition of calculate is to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate. Calculate is also to design specifically; aim.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CALCULATE

PRESENT

Present
I calculate
you calculate
he/she/it calculates
we calculate
you calculate
they calculate
Present continuous
I am calculating
you are calculating
he/she/it is calculating
we are calculating
you are calculating
they are calculating
Present perfect
I have calculated
you have calculated
he/she/it has calculated
we have calculated
you have calculated
they have calculated
Present perfect continuous
I have been calculating
you have been calculating
he/she/it has been calculating
we have been calculating
you have been calculating
they have been calculating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I calculated
you calculated
he/she/it calculated
we calculated
you calculated
they calculated
Past continuous
I was calculating
you were calculating
he/she/it was calculating
we were calculating
you were calculating
they were calculating
Past perfect
I had calculated
you had calculated
he/she/it had calculated
we had calculated
you had calculated
they had calculated
Past perfect continuous
I had been calculating
you had been calculating
he/she/it had been calculating
we had been calculating
you had been calculating
they had been calculating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will calculate
you will calculate
he/she/it will calculate
we will calculate
you will calculate
they will calculate
Future continuous
I will be calculating
you will be calculating
he/she/it will be calculating
we will be calculating
you will be calculating
they will be calculating
Future perfect
I will have calculated
you will have calculated
he/she/it will have calculated
we will have calculated
you will have calculated
they will have calculated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been calculating
you will have been calculating
he/she/it will have been calculating
we will have been calculating
you will have been calculating
they will have been calculating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would calculate
you would calculate
he/she/it would calculate
we would calculate
you would calculate
they would calculate
Conditional continuous
I would be calculating
you would be calculating
he/she/it would be calculating
we would be calculating
you would be calculating
they would be calculating
Conditional perfect
I would have calculate
you would have calculate
he/she/it would have calculate
we would have calculate
you would have calculate
they would have calculate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been calculating
you would have been calculating
he/she/it would have been calculating
we would have been calculating
you would have been calculating
they would have been calculating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you calculate
we let´s calculate
you calculate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to calculate
Past participle
calculated
Present Participle
calculating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CALCULATE


accumulate
əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
circulate
ˈsɜːkjʊˌleɪt
coagulate
kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪt
congratulate
kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt
cumulate
ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
ejaculate
ɪˈdʒækjʊˌleɪt
emulate
ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt
encapsulate
ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt
formulate
ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
insulate
ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt
manipulate
məˈnɪpjʊˌleɪt
modulate
ˈmɒdjʊˌleɪt
populate
ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt
postulate
ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪt
reformulate
riːˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
regulate
ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt
simulate
ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt
speculate
ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪt
stimulate
ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt
stipulate
ˈstɪpjʊˌleɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALCULATE

calcspar
calculability
calculable
calculably
calcular
calculary
calculated
calculatedly
calculatedness
calculating
calculatingly
calculation
calculational
calculative
calculator
calculi
calculose
calculous
calculus
calculus of variations

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALCULATE

absquatulate
ambulate
articulate
chocolate
consulate
copulate
demodulate
depopulate
deregulate
emasculate
geniculate
immaculate
matriculate
ovulate
particulate
recirculate
repopulate
reticulate
triangulate
undulate
ungulate

Synonyms and antonyms of calculate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CALCULATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «calculate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of calculate

Translation of «calculate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALCULATE

Find out the translation of calculate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of calculate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «calculate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

计算
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calcular
570 millions of speakers

English

calculate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गणना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَعُدُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вычислять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

calcular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গণনা করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calculer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kiraan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

berechnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

計算する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계산하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngetung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính toán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கணக்கிட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गणना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hesaplamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calcolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obliczyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розраховувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a calcula
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπολογίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bereken
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

beräkna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

beregne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of calculate

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALCULATE»

The term «calculate» is very widely used and occupies the 6.316 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CALCULATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about calculate

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10 QUOTES WITH «CALCULATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word calculate.
1
Gary Becker
My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.
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Kurt Bills
The reality is that we are all economists. We all deal with scarcity as we make choices and calculate how to ration various items and resources that we consume, produce and utilize.
3
Bob Brown
There's a presumption that somehow you calculate beforehand whether something is going to be good politically or not. I simply don't.
4
Jackie Chan
American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance... But in Hong Kong, we don't know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you've got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.
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Arthur Cohn
It has nothing to do with commercial success. You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic together to make a commercial film: that's out of the question.
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Douglas Conant
Most people that derail as leaders in the corporate world, it's not because they couldn't do the math and calculate return on investment properly. The issues are communication and understanding. All of what typically would've been called the 'soft stuff.' You have to be authentic. You have to be dialed into the soft stuff.
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Paula Deen
The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I'd start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn't set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven't had a glass of sweet tea in three years.
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Harvey Gantt
Every race I've been in, I calculated race into the equation. If you're in America, you calculate it into the equation. It is a factor. I never make it an issue. I don't run the campaign wearing it on my sleeve, but I don't run away from it, either.
9
David Gross
When I was at Berkeley, the framework of quantum field theory could calculate the dynamics of electromagnetism. It could roughly describe the motion of the weak nuclear force, radiation. But it hit a brick wall with the strong interaction, the binding force.
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Alexander Hamilton
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALCULATE»

Discover the use of calculate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to calculate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Calculate Quickly: The Art of Calculation
A number sense approach to the four basic operations of arithmetic together with fractions and decimals
Henry Sticker, 1955
2
Calculate with Confidence
It covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. This popular text focuses on enhancing the learning experience of students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable.
Deborah Gray Morris, 2013
3
The Personal Finance Calculator: How to Calculate the Most ...
The first step in building financial security is to get a handle on your personal fiances -- from credit card balances and car payments to savings and investment plans. The Personal Finance Calculator is designed to help you do just that.
Esme Faerber, 2003
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Epanet and Development. How to Calculate Water Networks by ...
This manual aims at walking the reader through the design of a water supply network in a Development context by explaining in a simple manner how to build and analyze a computer model of a water network with Epanet.
Santiago Arnalich, Maxim Fortin, Amelia Jimenez, 2011
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e-Study Guide for: Calculate With Confidence by Deborah C. ...
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, 2014
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Essential Laboratory Mathematics: Concepts and Applications ...
Calculate VLDL, LDL, and total cholesterol/HDL ratio from total cholesterol, HDL, and triglyceride levels. 2. Calculate total globulin and albumin/globulin ratio from total protein and albumin. 3. Calculate the CSF IgG/albumin ratio and the CSF ...
Catherine W. Johnson (MAed/Math.), Catherine W. Johnson, Daniel L. Timmons, 2003
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What Every Woman Should Know about Fertility and Her ...
Clock. 10. Calculate. Your. Clock. 10. Calculate. Your. Clock. 105 upon at this point. Physiologically, on average, this is also. b4 BC Ch 04.pmd 10/20/2004, 1: 16 PM 105 10 Steps That Will Increase Your Fertility Potential Calculate Your Clock.
Cara Birrittieri, 2005
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Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to ...
1) Calculate how much money is to be spent above the minimum bid. It will be total money to be spent minus minimum bid per player or (# Teams x (Salary cap- Roster size) =money to be spent) 12 Team league, $200 cap, 20-man roster 12 x  ...
Sam Hendricks, 2010
9
The inner game of chess: how to calculate and win
This book examines both the technical and practical aspects of how to think ahead -- the selection of candidate moves, the evaluation of end positions, finding the proper move order, and the like.
Andy Soltis, 1994
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Investment Performance Attribution: A Guide to what it Is, ...
Investment Performance Attribution is the first book to provide clear and in-depth coverage of how and when to use the varying forms of attribution.
David Spaulding, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALCULATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term calculate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Through Machine Learning, Students Calculate How Stress and …
If a group of Dartmouth students has their way, you'll be able to know someone's GPA simply by looking at their phone. StudentLife, an Android ... «PSFK, Jul 15»
2
How to calculate your company car tax
How to calculate your company car tax. Not sure how Benefit in ... But try to calculate the likely scale of your tax burden and it's easy to get lost. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Calculate your risk of dying in the next five years with the Ubble Risk …
While we spend a whole lot of time improving our health and the quality of our lives, so much of what we do is actually geared toward ... «Techly, Jul 15»
4
We all age at a different speeds – and scientists have worked out …
We all age at a different speeds – and scientists have worked out how to calculate it. July 7, 2015 6.01am EDT. David Clancy ... «The Conversation UK, Jul 15»
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Calculate renewable energy potential - mobile app
You can now calculate your Renewable Energy potential with this mobile App. July 6, 2015 July 6, 2015 Tibi Puiu. A simple smartphone app combines the most ... «ZME Science, Jul 15»
6
Texas comptroller to calculate amount of subsidies to cities
30, affected municipalities and counties may calculate their loss of property tax revenue by “multiplying the total appraised value of all property ... «The Killeen Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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Mind the GAAP to calculate your tax
DO you run a business? Are you aware that tax computations for 2015 may be more complex than in earlier years as a result of transitional ... «Hampshire Chronicle, Jul 15»
8
Dr. Blonz: Calculate your caloric needs
DEAR DR. BLONZ: Calories are listed on the Nutrition Facts panel of foods, so are they considered nutrients? What's the best way of figuring ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Jul 15»
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Revenue Commisioners using Google Maps to calculate worth of …
THE Revenue Commissioners are using 'Google Maps' to assess the value of homes liable for the Local Property Tax (LPT), the Dail's ... «Herald, Jul 15»
10
How to Calculate Forex Position Sizes
The use of an equity stop and a chart stop can be combined to calculate forex position sizes for each trade. Many beginner traders make the ... «ForexMinute.com, Jul 15»

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