cal·cu·la·tion /ˌkælkjəˈleɪʃən/ noun plural cal·cu·la·tions
a process or result of calculating something [count
] ▪ According to experts' calculations, that star will explode within two billion years. ▪ The computer can do millions of calculations each second.
] ▪ Careful calculation is required to determine the required amount of fuel.
careful thought and planning that is done usually for selfish reasons [count
] ▪ The book reveals the cold calculations that were behind the government's policies.
] ▪ His positions are based on political calculation of what voters want to hear.