A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmeticalcalculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
A finite set of unambiguous instructions performed in a prescribed sequence to achieve a goal, especially a mathematical rule or procedure used to compute a desired result. Algorithms are the basis for most computer programming.
, an informal substitute for
, suggests the use of simple arithmetic such as can be performed mentally to reckon the days before elections
implies the judging, usually in advance, of a quantity, cost, etc. and connotes an approximate result to estimate the cost of building a house
suggests simpler mathematics and implies a determinable, hence precise, result to compute the volume of a cylinder
refers to the mathematical determination of a quantity, amount, etc. and usually implies the use of higher mathematics to calculate distances in astronomy
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She tried to calculate, and the blood pumped in her neck.
But he seems to have been well cared for, and he was at the age of fourteen sufficiently advanced "in algebra, geometry, astronomy, and even the higher mathematics," to calculate a solar eclipse within four seconds of accuracy.
Suppose, for instance, that we require to calculate (23/13).
It only remains to calculate this work.
Life is not "a series of detached acts, in each of which a man can calculate the sum of happiness or misery attainable by different courses."