- 1 [countable, uncountable] the act or process of using numbers to find out an amount Cathy did a rough calculation. By my calculation(s), we made a profit of £20 000 last year. Our guess was confirmed by calculation. CollocationsScientific researchTheory formulate/advance a theory/hypothesis build/construct/create/develop a simple/theoretical/mathematical model develop/establish/provide/use a theoretical/conceptual framework advance/argue/develop the thesis that… explore an idea/a concept/a hypothesis make a prediction/an inference base a prediction/your calculations on something investigate/evaluate/accept/challenge/reject a theory/hypothesis/modelExperiment design an experiment/a questionnaire/a study/a test do research/an experiment/an analysis make observations/measurements/calculations carry out/conduct/perform an experiment/a test/a longitudinal study/observations/clinical trials run an experiment/a simulation/clinical trials repeat an experiment/a test/an analysis replicate a study/the results/the findings observe/study/examine/investigate/assess a pattern/a process/a behaviour/(especially US English) a behavior fund/support the research/project/study seek/provide/get/secure funding for researchResults collect/gather/extract data/information yield data/evidence/similar findings/the same results analyse/examine the data/soil samples/a specimen consider/compare/interpret the results/findings fit the data/model confirm/support/verify a prediction/a hypothesis/the results/the findings prove a conjecture/hypothesis/theorem draw/make/reach the same conclusions read/review the records/literature describe/report an experiment/a study present/publish/summarize the results/findings present/publish/read/review/cite a paper in a scientific journal
- 2[countable, uncountable] the process of using your judgement to decide what the results would be of doing something
- 3[uncountable] (disapproving) careful planning for yourself without caring about other people an act of cold calculation Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin calculatio(n-), from the verb calculare, from calculus ‘a small pebble ’(as used on an abacus).Extra examples If your calculations are correct, then we will make a large profit. It turned out that our calculations were incorrect. She did a rapid calculation in her head. The calculations are based on average annual data. We cannot make a precise calculation of the price until we have all the costs. an exact calculation of the amount spent so far By my calculations, we made a profit of £20 000 last year.

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