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

  Calculation \Cal`cu*la"tion\ (-l[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [OE.
     calculation, fr. L. calculatio; cf. OF. calcucation.]
     1. The act or process, or the result, of calculating;
        computation; reckoning, estimate. "The calculation of
        eclipses." --Nichol.
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              The mountain is not so his calculation makes it.
                                                    --Boyle.
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     2. An expectation based on circumstances.
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              The lazy gossips of the port,
              Abhorrent of a calculation crost,
              Began to chafe as at a personal wrong. --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  calculation
      n 1: the procedure of calculating; determining something by
           mathematical or logical methods [syn: calculation,
           computation, computing]
      2: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn:
         calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning]
      3: planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the
         deliberation of his act that was insulting" [syn:
         calculation, deliberation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "calculation":
     adding, aforethought, amount, answer, appraisal, appraisement,
     approach, approximation, arithmetic, arrangement, assessment,
     assize, assizement, attack, blueprint, blueprinting,
     calculatedness, calculus, canniness, care, careful consideration,
     carefulness, casting, caution, cautiousness, charting, ciphering,
     circumspection, computation, conception, contrivance, correction,
     count, counting, deliberate stages, deliberateness, deliberation,
     design, determination, determining, device, discretion,
     disposition, enterprise, envisagement, estimate, estimation,
     evaluation, expectation, express intention, expressness, figure,
     figuring, footing, forecast, foresight, forethought, game, gauging,
     gingerliness, graphing, ground plan, guardedness, guidelines,
     hedge, hedging, heed, heedfulness, hesitation, idea,
     instrumentation, intention, intentionality, judiciousness, layout,
     lineup, long-range plan, mapping, master plan, measure,
     measurement, measuring, mensuration, method, methodology,
     metric system, mindfulness, operations research, organization,
     pawkiness, plan, planning, planning function, prearrangement,
     preconsideration, predeliberation, predetermination, prediction,
     premeditation, preresolution, prior consultation, procedure,
     product, program, program of action, prudence, prudentialness,
     quantification, quantization, rating, rationalization, reckoning,
     regardfulness, result, safeness, safety first, schedule, schema,
     schematism, schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, setup,
     slowness to act, solicitude, strategic plan, strategy, survey,
     surveying, system, systematization, tactical plan, tactics,
     telemetering, telemetry, tentativeness, the big picture,
     the picture, thoroughness, totaling, toting, triangulation,
     uncommunicativeness, unprecipitateness, valuation, wariness, way,
     working plan
  
  

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