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verb [transitive] calculate pronunciation in British English /ˈkælkjʊleɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycalculate
he/she/itcalculates
present participlecalculating
past tensecalculated
past participlecalculated
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  1. 1
    to discover a number or amount using mathematics or with a piece of equipment such as a calculator

    We’ll need to calculate the overall costs.

    calculate (that):

    He calculates that the proposal would cost £4 million a year.

    calculate how/what:

    The program helps you to calculate how much tax you have to pay.

  2. 2
    to make a judgment about what is likely to happen or likely to be true using the available information

    It’s difficult to calculate the long-term effects of these changes in the law.

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