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Another word for calculate

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Verb
  1. To ascertain by mathematics

      1. To count or compute:
      2. To consider as being; regard as:
      3. To think or conclude:
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. To determine by mathematics, especially by numerical methods:
      2. To determine by the use of a computer.
      3. To determine an amount or number.
      1. The mathematical symbol (0) denoting absence of quantity; zero.
      2. An Arabic numeral or figure; a number.
      3. One having no influence or value; a nonentity.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    reason

  2. To make a judgment as to the worth or value of

      1. An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return.
      2. Monetary or material worth:
      3. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
      1. To set a value for; appraise.
      1. A quantity measured with respect to another measured quantity:
      2. A measure of a part with respect to a whole; a proportion:
      3. The cost per unit of a commodity or service:
      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. To ascertain or fix the value or amount of:
      2. To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess:
      3. To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.
      1. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
      2. To form an opinion about; evaluate:
      3. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size:
      1. To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise.
      2. To estimate the value of (property) for taxation.
      3. To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine).
      1. Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a metal or ore to determine its components.
      2. A substance to be so analyzed.
      3. The result of such an analysis.
      1. To estimate the price or value of:
      2. To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up:

Another word for calculate

Verb
  1. To determine, especially by using mathematics

  2. To determine by reasoning or evaluating

      1. To have or formulate in the mind:
      2. To reason about or reflect on; ponder:
      3. To decide by reasoning, reflection, or pondering:
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
      2. To form an opinion about; evaluate:
      3. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size:

Synonym Study

  • Reckon , an informal substitute for compute , suggests the use of simple arithmetic such as can be performed mentally to reckon the days before elections
  • Estimate implies the judging, usually in advance, of a quantity, cost, etc. and connotes an approximate result to estimate the cost of building a house
  • Compute suggests simpler mathematics and implies a determinable, hence precise, result to compute the volume of a cylinder
  • Calculate refers to the mathematical determination of a quantity, amount, etc. and usually implies the use of higher mathematics to calculate distances in astronomy