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  • Abacus for Calculations
    Abacus for Calculations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calculative used of persons "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height
    • a Calculative Of or pertaining to calculation; involving calculation. "Long habits of calculative dealings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Blaise Pascal's father was a French tax collector who had trouble keeping track of his collections. So in 1642, young Pascal designed and built a mechanical adding machine to help. It was the first mechanical calculator in history.
    • calculative Pertaining to calculation; involving calculation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Calculating DNA length for each person, it would stretch across the diameter of the solar system. 6 000 000 000 000 basepairx 0.6 nm x 1013 cell = 3.6x1016 metres
    • adj Calculative relating to calculation
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Common sense is calculation applied to life.”
  • Henry Ford
    “The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”
  • Max L. Lucado
    Max L. Lucado
    “At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more.”
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    “Calculation never made a hero.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. calculāre, -ātum, to reckon by help of little stones—calculus, dim. of calx, a little stone.


In literature:

I calculate, some day, to be wuth consid'able.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
The word "calculate" derives from the word "calculi", meaning pebbles.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Only when calm could his mind be capable of hidden calculation.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Manin had calculated correctly; on that day there was literally nothing left to eat in Venice.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Let me plainly assure you that this is no philanthropic scheme but the result of practical calculation.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
But at this time, according to calculations, enough men had been landed to complete the work.
"The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets" by Robert L. Drake
I therefore have calculated Table II., in terms of the radius of the wheel.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Now, as he listened to his friend's expressions of faith, so strangely jumbled with calculated purpose, he sat at the table groping helplessly.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
The current, as calculated by the voltameter, corresponds to this reading.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
This is the subject of scientific retrospect and calculation.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
There is evidence of the care and calculation that one spends on a chicken-run.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
It is calculated that two thirds of this elevated region are absolutely and entirely desert.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
And for only two or three days in succession, with favorable roads, thirty miles per day may be calculated on.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Mr. Turner's calculation on file shows that that affidavit was not the basis of the calculation.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Any legislation is "appropriate" that is calculated to accomplish the end sought and that is not repugnant to the Constitution.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Chet had calculated to spend some time hunting, and had with him a hatchet, with which to cut firewood.
"First at the North Pole" by Edward Stratemeyer
As the stars directed their navigators, so did the planets in some degree regulate their other calculations.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Arzachel of Toledo published the Toledan Tables, and his pupils made improvements in instruments and the methods of calculation.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
Work out the problem of estimating the comparative cost of canned peaches and dried peaches, when calculated to the same food value.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In poetry:

The man of law--the herald of the cross--
The painter, skilled--he of the healing art--
The man of trade--come each with loyal heart,
Nor calculates his loss.
"England's Brave Sons" by Joseph Horatio Chant
The sober bliss of serious calculation
Shall mock the trivial joys that fancy drew,
And, oh, the rapture of a solved equation,--
One self-same answer on the lips of two!
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Too late to ask if end was worth the means,
Too late to calculate the toppling stock:
The idiot bird leaps out and drunken leans,
The hour is crowed in lunatic thirteens.
"Doomsday" by Sylvia Plath
Yes; and would acquaint King Philip,
That he may better calculate, if really
The danger be so great as to require
Him to renew at all events the truce
So bravely broken by your body.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
She knows how every living thing was fathered,
She calculates the climate of each star,
She counts the fish at sea, but cannot care
Why any one of them exists, fish, fire or feathered.
"Dr. Sigmund Freud Discovers The Sea Shell" by Archibald MacLeish
"Do you give thanks for this? — or that?" No, God be thanked
I am not grateful
In that cold, calculating way, with blessing ranked
As one, two, three, and four, — that would be hateful.
"Gratitude" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Gunman acted with "calculation and deliberation ".
WK26233 Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity ).
At that point, Dr Arnett and other theorists calculated the exact characteristics of the progenitor star that would account for such an explosion, and it wasn't long before observers found exactly what was needed.
Compensation for America Electric Power 's CEO increased 22 percent last year, according to Associated Press calculations of data in a regulatory filing.
The remodel may be coincidental, but looking back it can easily be perceived as calculated or elitist .
What is emissivity, and why is it important?Answer:In heat treatment, we are often concerned with calculating how fast a part will heat (Eq.
The stress test demands that banks imagine the worst possible economic news, a so-called "stress scenario," and then calculate if they've got the capital reserves to cover losses.
Frenchtown considering 'more equitable method' to calculate sewer fees.
FRENCHTOWN — Frenchtown officials are considering changing the way sewer fees charged to property owners in the municipality are calculated.
This calculator converts tax-free yields to their taxable equivalents, or vice-versa, allowing you to compare the yields.
This is an old version of the taxi fare calculator.
The valve calculates and adapts refrigerant flow to each circuit by using only one superheat sensor mounted at the evaporator outlet.
Each month, the government calculates how many people are on private and government payrolls across every sector to determine how many jobs the economy is creating or losing.
Use this calculator to find out how Metrorail fare increase s might affect you.
See the latest alerts, a construction calendar, a Metro fare calculator and more on getting around Washington.

In science:

In our calculation, the simple result predicted by the effective random matrix theory was obtained only after a tedious calculation showing that the coefficient C in Eq. (59) above is zero.
Towards a semiclassical justification of the `effective random matrix theory' for transport through ballistic chaotic quantum dots
We have searched for a simplification in our calculation that would allow us to cancel all contributions ∝ exp(−2τE /τD ) at an earlier point in the calculation.
Towards a semiclassical justification of the `effective random matrix theory' for transport through ballistic chaotic quantum dots
Then, means and standard deviations are calculated and compared with the observed values and the initial parameters of the local distributions of variables are corrected accordingly in an iterative cycle until the calculated values agree with the observed ones.
Statistical analysis of BATSE gamma-ray bursts: Self-similarity and the Amati-relation
Of these calculations, only the viscous calculation of Kerr & Hussain (1989) had any consistency with singular behavior.
Computational Euler History
This pseudospectral calculation was not the best that was done in preparation for the final calculations of Kerr (1993), but it can be used to illustrate the differences between this initial condition and the Melander & Hussain (1989) initial condition.
Computational Euler History
The best evidence that these negative regions do affect the calculation is that while they were initially very small, the order of 4 × 10−3 compared to the initial peak vorticity of 1, by the end of the calculation the negative peak was the same order of magnitude as the primary vortex.
Computational Euler History
Both the hybrid pseudospectral/Chebyshev code reported in Kerr (1993) and the totally pseudospectral results from around 1991 discussed here used the standard 2/3rds dealiasing, which turns a pseudospectral calculation into a true spectral calculation.
Computational Euler History
Besides the calculation discussed in Sec. 5.3 that used a fully pseudospectral calculation, among the tests done prior to publication of the results in Kerr (1993) was a fully pseudospectral calculation using nearly the same filtered, initial condition as Kerr (1993).
Computational Euler History
Therefore, their calculations will be repeated and compared in detail with a straight pseudospectral calculation using a strict 2/3rds rule and stopped early enough so that there are no questions about small-scale resolution.
Computational Euler History
Thus, a calculation of the correlations is equivalent to the calculation of the dispersionlike characteristics of the system.
Arrow of time in generalized quantum theory and its classical limit dynamics
The Wilson coefficients Vs, Vo, VA, VB, V em A, Vi are in general functions of r and have to be determined by matching amplitudes calculated in the EFT with amplitudes calculated in QCD.
Radiative transitions and the quarkonium magnetic moment
As a result, we may calculate the Poisson kernel on Ω by instead calculating the kernel on W .
Calculation and Estimation of the Poisson kernel
Suppose that U want to send a message to V, he takes the public key αnV and calculates αnU nV = (αnV )nU To decrypt the message, V take the public key αnU of U and calculates αnU nV = (αnV )nU .
CRyptography and non commutative cohomology
Comparing the results of the exact calculations (symbols) with the calculations using the approximate formula Eq. (14) (dotted curves) we have noticed that the difference is always proportional to the value of the IR laser electric field at the moment of the photoelectron emission.
Attosecond streaking experiments on atoms: quantum theory versus simple model
This is not an artefact since the exact calculations with small steps in time delay around td = 300 a.u. perfectly agree with the model calculations.
Attosecond streaking experiments on atoms: quantum theory versus simple model