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Main Entry: cal·cu·late
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: from Latin calculatus "calculate," derived from calculus "pebble (used in counting)," from calc-, calx "stone used in gambling, lime" --related to CALCIUM, CHALK 1: to find by performing mathematical operations (as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) : COMPUTE <calculate the average> 2: 1ESTIMATE 1 <calculate the risk of losing> 3: to plan by careful thought <a program calculated to succeed>