# calculation

calculation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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.
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calculation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
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).
(M)
to upset somebody's calculationsdesomebodyaratar los cálculos de alguien
calculation [ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən]
noun
(Mat) (estimation) cálculo (m)
to make or do a calculation realizar un cálculo
Leonard made a rapid calculation: he'd never make it in time
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