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Definition of calculate
verb [with object]
1determine (the amount or number of something) mathematically:Japanese land value was calculated at 2.5 times that of the U.S. [with clause]:he calculated that Texas would gain four new seats in the House of Representatives determine by reasoning, experience, or common sense; reckon or judge:I was bright enough to calculate that she had been on vacation [no object]
) include as an essential element in one’s plans:he may have calculated on maximizing pressure for policy revision
(usually be calculated to do something
) intend (an action) to have a particular effect:his last words were calculated to wound her
3 [with clause] US dialect suppose; believe.