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

  Reckon \Reck"on\ (r[e^]k"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reckoned
     (r[e^]k"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reckoning.] [OE. rekenen, AS.
     gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G.
     rechnen, OHG. rehhan[=o]n (cf. Goth. rahnjan), and to E.
     reck, rake an implement; the original sense probably being,
     to bring together, count together. See Reck, v. t.]
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     1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to
        calculate.
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              The priest shall reckon to him the money according
              to the years that remain.             --Lev. xxvii.
                                                    18.
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              I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the
              outside of the church.                --Addison.
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     2. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by
        rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to
        esteem; to repute.
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              He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke
                                                    xxii. 37.
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              For him I reckon not in high estate.  --Milton.
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     3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a
        certain quality or value.
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              Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
                                                    --Rom. iv. 9.
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              Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for
              a crime.                              --Hawthorne.
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     4. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of
        chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an
        objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again.
        [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.]
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     Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate;
          value; esteem; account; repute. See Calculate,
          Guess.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reckoning \Reck"on*ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the
        result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
        Specifically:
        (a) An account of time. --Sandys.
        (b) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of
            obligations, liabilities, etc.
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                  Even reckoning makes lasting friends, and the
                  way to make reckonings even is to make them
                  often.                            --South.
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                  He quitted London, never to return till the day
                  of a terrible and memorable reckoning had
                  arrived.                          --Macaulay.
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     2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
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              A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a
              reckoning.                            --Addison.
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     3. Esteem; account; estimation.
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              You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of
              an outward fading benefit nature bestowed. --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     4. (Navigation)
        (a) The calculation of a ship's position, either from
            astronomical observations, or from the record of the
            courses steered and distances sailed as shown by
            compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead
            reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead
            reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
        (b) The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
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     To be out of her reckoning, to be at a distance from the
        place indicated by the reckoning; -- said of a ship.
  
     day of reckoning the day or time when one must pay one's
        debts, fulfill one's obligations, or be punished for one's
        transgressions.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reckoning
      n 1: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn:
           calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning]
      2: a bill for an amount due [syn: reckoning, tally]
      3: the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order;
         "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count,
         counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning,
         tally]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "reckoning":
     a reckoning of, account, account current, account of,
     account rendered, account stated, accounts, adding, addition,
     aggregate, allowance, amount, analyzing, appraisal, appraisement,
     appraising, appreciation, arithmetic, assessing, assessment,
     balance, bill, bill of account, bill of lading, blackmail,
     blood money, body count, box score, calculating, calculation,
     calculus, capitulation, cash account, cast, casting, census, check,
     check of, ciphering, computation, control account, count, count of,
     counting, difference, doom, dun, emolument, enumeration, estimate,
     estimation, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative criticism, fee,
     figuring, footing, gauging, head count, hush money, income account,
     initiation fee, inventory, invoice, itemized bill, manifest,
     measurement, mileage, nose count, number, opinion, product,
     provision account, quantity, ranking, rating, recapitulation,
     recount, recounting, rehearsal, repertory, retainer, retaining fee,
     retribution, revenue account, running account, sales account,
     score, scot, selling account, statement, stipend, stock account,
     sum, summary, summation, summing, summing up, suspense account,
     tab, tabs of, tale, tally, tally of, the bottom line, the story,
     the whole story, total, totaling, toting, track of, tribute,
     valuation, valuation account, valuing, view, weighing, whole,
     x number
  
  

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