"Calculus" is a noun which is often translated as "el cálculo", and "calculation" is a noun which is also often translated as "el cálculo". Learn more about the difference between "calculus" and "calculation" below.
calculus
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. el cálculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're learning how to calculate the rate of change in our differential calculus course.Estamos aprendiendo a calcular la tasa de cambio en nuestra clase de cálculo diferencial.
2. (medicine)
a. el cálculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(stone)
I'm going to prescribe you an analgesic to relieve the pain from your urinary calculus.Te voy a recetar un analgésico para aliviar el dolor del cálculo urinario.
calculation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. el cálculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The engineers checked their calculations for the bridge project one more time.Los ingenieros revisaron los cálculos para el proyecto del puente una vez más.
2. (estimate)
a. el cálculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
According to my calculations, we'll need seven boxes.De acuerdo con mis cálculos, necesitaremos siete cajas.
3. (careful thought with selfish aims)
a. el cálculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The government's decision to sign an agreement with our former enemy is the result of political calculation.La decisión del gobierno de firmar un acuerdo con nuestro anterior enemigo es el resultado del cálculo político.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He achieved his success by eliminating his opponents one at a time using cold calculation.Triunfó eliminando a sus oponentes uno a uno de manera fría y calculadora.
Laura's vengeance was carried out with cold calculation.La venganza de Laura se llevó a cabo con frialdad y de forma calculadora.