calculate VERB 1) determine mathematically. 2) (calculate on) include as an essential element in one's plans. 3) intend (an action) to have a particular effect.
DERIVATIVES calculable adjective.
ORIGIN Latin calculare 'count' , from calculus 'small pebble' (as used on an abacus).

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