Definitions

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  • n. A calculation or computation; the act of calculating or computing; reckoning
  • n. A method or system of calculating or reckoning.
  • n. Estimation; estimate; considered opinion.
  • n. A pruning or cutting of trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Reckoning; account.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reckoning; account; computation.

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Examples

  • Hill of Tarara, the 10th of January, in the climacteric year of his age, and of our supputation 1543, according to the Roman account.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • -- "NATHAN" is informed, that, according to the legal supputation, until A.D. 1752, the year of Our

    Notes and Queries, Number 29, May 18, 1850

  • The Romans, that erected a Temple to Fortune, acknowledged therein, though in a blinder way, somewhat of Divinity; for, in a wise supputation, 39 all things begin and end in the Almighty.

    The First Part: Paras 1-35

  • Oxford is supposed to contain in longitude eighteen degrees and eight and twenty minutes, and in latitude one and fifty degrees and fifty minutes: whereas that of Cambridge standing more northerly, hath twenty degrees and twenty minutes in longitude, and thereunto fifty and two degrees and fifteen minutes in latitude, as by exact supputation is easy to be found.

    Of Universities. Chapter XVIII. [1577, Book II., Chapter 6; 1587, Book II., Chapter 3

  • For what remains, I undertake not to reckon up the leagues which he has travelled, (the supputation would be difficult to make,) and content myself to say in general, that, according to the rules of our geographers, who have exactly measured the terrestrial globe, if all his courses were to be computed, they would be found to be many times exceeding the circumference of this world.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • The Romans, that erected a temple to Fortune, acknowledged therein, though in a blinder way, somewhat of divinity; for, in a wise supputation, [I. 22] all things begin and end in the Almighty.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • There is no great danger in our mistaking the height of the sun, or the fraction of some astronomical supputation; but here, where our whole being is concerned, 'tis not wisdom to abandon ourselves to the mercy of the agitation of so many contrary winds.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 13

  • It shall suffice for the present that I commemorate unto you the learned and valiant knight and cavalier William of Bellay, late Lord of Langey, who died on the Hill of Tarara, the 10th of January, in the climacteric year of his age, and of our supputation 1543, according to the Roman account.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • You must therefore remark that at the beginning of the world — I speak of a long time; it is above forty quarantains, or forty times forty nights, according to the supputation of the ancient Druids — a little after that Abel was killed by his brother Cain, the earth, imbrued with the blood of the just, was one year so exceeding fertile in all those fruits which it usually produceth to us, and especially in medlars, that ever since throughout all ages it hath been called the year of the great medlars; for three of them did fill a bushel.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Britaine, about the space of 703 thrée yeares. (sic) ¶ Here ye must note, that there is difference amongst writers about the supputation and account of these yeares, insomuch that some making their reckoning after certeine writers, and finding the same to varie aboue thrée C. yeares, are brought into further doubt of the truth of the whole historie: but whereas other haue by diligent search tried out the continuance of euerie gouernors reigne, and reduced the same to a likelihood of some conformitie, I haue thought best to follow the same, leauing the credit thereof with the first authors.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (2 of 8)

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