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 for Calculater
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculate \Cal"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calculater; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Calculating.] [L, calculatus, p. p. of
     calculate, fr. calculus a pebble, a stone used in reckoning;
     hence, a reckoning, fr. calx, calcis, a stone used in gaming,
     limestone. See Calx.]
     1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes,
        usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up;
        to estimate; to compute.
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              A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.
                                                    --North.
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     2. To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological
        computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions
        of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences
        of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
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              A cunning man did calculate my birth. --Shak.
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     3. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or
        calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means
        to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the
        government and protection of a free people.
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              [Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
                                                    --Abp.
                                                    Tillotson.
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     4. To plan; to expect; to think. [Local, U. S.]
  
     Syn: To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate.
  
     Usage: To Calculate, Compute. Reckon, Count. These
            words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given
            result in regard to quantity. We calculate with a view
            to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to
            calculate an eclipse. We compute by combining given
            numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We reckon
            and count in carrying out the details of a
            computation. These words are also used in a secondary
            and figurative sense. "Calculate is rather a
            conjection from what is, as to what may be;
            computation is a rational estimate of what has been,
            from what is; reckoning is a conclusive conviction, a
            pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; counting
            indicates an expectation. We calculate on a gain; we
            compute any loss sustained, or the amount of any
            mischief done; we reckon on a promised pleasure; we
            count the hours and minutes until the time of
            enjoyment arrives" --Crabb.
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