Crossword clues for calculation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Calculation \Cal`cu*la"tion\ (l[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [OE. calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.]

The act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate. ``The calculation of eclipses.''
Nichol.The mountain is not so his calculation makes it.
Boyle. 
An expectation based on circumstances.
The lazy gossips of the port, Abhorrent of a calculation crost, Began to chafe as at a personal wrong.
Tennyson.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Late Latin calculationem (nominative calculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of calculare "to reckon, compute," from Latin calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used in counting," diminutive of calx (genitive calcis) "limestone" (see chalk (n.)).
Wiktionary
n. 1 (context mathematics uncountable English) The act or process of calculating. 2 (context mathematics countable English) The result of calculating.
WordNet
n. the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods [syn: computation, computing]
problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn: computation, figuring, reckoning]
planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting" [syn: deliberation]
Wikipedia
A calculation is a deliberate process that transforms one or more inputs into one or more results, with variable change. The term is used in a variety of senses, from the very definite arithmetical calculation of using an algorithm, to the vague heuristics of calculating a strategy in a competition, or calculating the chance of a successful relationship between two people.
For example, multiplying 7 by 6 is a simple algorithmic calculation. Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the Black–Scholes model is a complex algorithmic calculation.
Statistical estimations of the likely election results from opinion polls also involve algorithmic calculations, but produces ranges of possibilities rather than exact answers.
To calculate means to ascertain by computing. The English word derives from the Latin calculus, which originally meant a small stone in the gallbladder (from Latin calx). It also meant a pebble used for calculating, or a small stone used as a counter in an abacus (Latin abacus, Greek abax). The abacus was an instrument used by Greeks and Romans for arithmetic calculations, preceding the sliderule and the electronic calculator, and consisted of perforated pebbles sliding on an iron bars.
Calculation (also known as Broken Intervals and as Hopscotch) is a solitaire card game played with a standard pack of 52 cards. It offers more scope for skill than many similar games; a skilled player can win Calculation more than half of the time when "normal play" can allow winning 1 in 5 times.
At the start of play, an ace, two, three, and four of any suit are removed from a standard deck of cards and laid out as the foundations. The ace foundation is to be built up in sequence until the king is reached, regardless of suit. The other foundations are similarly built up, but by twos, threes, and fours, respectively, until they each reach a king, as in the following table:
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6
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5
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6
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The tableau, initially empty, consists of four piles of cards, usually arranged immediately below the four foundations.
Play in Calculation is simple. A single card is turned up from the stock and played either to the top of any of the four tableau piles, or onto one of the foundations if desired. The top card of any tableau pile may also be played onto one of the foundation piles if it is the next number in the appropriate sequence for that foundation. The game is won when all cards have been played onto the foundations, and lost when no further play is possible.
Variations which make the game more difficult are to play all 52 cards (that is, do not lay out ace, deuce, trey, quarter initially) and to use only three tableau piles instead of four. Although playing with both these variations makes the solitaire quite difficult, a very skilled player will still be able to win at least two games out of three.
Usage examples of "calculation".
It would be a false note and a useless calculation to allow thought to dwell on what cannot be,hence our airiest visions are bound to become facts in time.
Bundles of data that had waited, circulating unexamined in the box of valves, became suddenly relevant, interacting with this extraordinary new mode of calculation, this autotelic processing.
Down along the waterside, the clubs and casinos and bars were opening for trade, trashy games and girls smiling with bright comeon calculation at the squaddies.
So the Bayesian calculation always comes down against the truth of the testimony, and in favour of the uniformity of nature.
Following these directions, other bees would find the food, fill up on it, and aim unerringly back to the hive, a calculation that for a human would require a stop watch, a compass and vector calculus.
It should also be remarked of Lord George Bentinck, that in his most complicated calculations he never sought aid from notes.
What was certain was that he made complex calculations in his head that would have frightened Binet himself.
American male, who needs about 30 grams of protein per meal, the calculation of Zone Food Blocks is the same.
Hechon looked toward him in shrewd calculation, and after a pause he tossed the bloodstone ring to him.
Pausing at his RangeRover, the man from Brompton Agricultural produced a laptop computer which he held comfortably in the crook of his arm, tapping in calculations as he walked.
Their first calculation showed that the missing watcher could have come down in the vicinity of Cochiti Pueblo, but that proved to be incorrect  or, if the Dirnan had landed there, the Indians were keeping it well concealed.
From the information contained thereon, the despatcher makes all his calculations for time orders, meeting points, work trains, etc.
All drugs had side effects, and cocaine was liable to fluctuations in strength, making dosage calculations haphazard, so this was not too surprising, but there was a much more serious problem  as Freud was soon to realise when he watched the drug take over the life of a great friend of his, Ernst von FleischlMarxow.
From the beginning of history in most nations, the details of another existence and its conditions have been furnished to the eager credulity of the people by the lawless fancies of poets, the fine spinning brains of metaphysicians, and the cold blooded calculations or hot headed zeal of sectarian leaders.
Nimisha has finished the latest calculations on the femtosecond processor and, since I have meetings on the surface myself, I thought to spare her an unnecessary trip to Headquarters.