Definition of reckoning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    reckoning

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈrekənɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekənɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of calculating something, especially in a way that is not very exact By my reckoning you still owe me £5.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular, uncountable] a time when somebody’s actions will be judged to be right or wrong and they may be punished In the final reckoning truth is rewarded. Officials concerned with environmental policy predict that a day of reckoning will come. Then the time of reckoning came—was it all going to work?
  3. Idioms
    in/into/out of the reckoning
     
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    (especially British English) (especially in sport) among/not among those who are likely to win or be successful Wilshire is fit again and could come into the reckoning.
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