Cal"cu*la`ting (?), a.

1.

Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.

2.

Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.

Calculating machine, a machine for the mechanical performance of mathematical operations, for the most part invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then directly made.

 

© Webster 1913.


Cal"cu*la`ting, n.

The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.

 

© Webster 1913.

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