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  • adj. Of or pertaining to calculation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to calculation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to calculation.


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  • Other than for technologies with spatially and temporally limited impacts, the extent and probability of potentially global and cross-generational damages ought not to be considered in a purely calculatory way.

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  • But Bellarmine held that the planetary theories of Ptolemy and Copernicus (and presumably Tycho Brahe) were only hypotheses and due to their mathematical, purely calculatory character were not susceptible to physical proof.

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  • It is in the crannies of life's microscopic machinery that the computer of the universe reaches its greatest calculatory density: the probable fates multiply a millionfold, and reality itself ripples in anticipation.

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  • Calculatory procedure: The following information is drawn from the appendicized data survey: calculatory rate of interest, i (item 1.3); investment costs, I (item 2) and the returns

    8. Economic analysis and socioeconomic evaluation

  • The inflation problem: Either the entire calculation is based on nominal incomes and expenditures, and market interest rates (= calculatory interest) are assumed, or the income and expenditures are presumed to remain constant, and the calculation is based on the real interest rate.

    8. Economic analysis and socioeconomic evaluation

  • Much like the static mathematical models discussed in chapter 8.3, the calculatory procedures are again made more readily understandable by inserting the appropriate data from the formsheet (table 10.10, Appendix).

    8. Economic analysis and socioeconomic evaluation

  • Paris, in a setting where both Aristotelian and terminist views were tolerated, “calculatory” techniques were applied to natural and violent motions and new ad - vances were made in both terrestrial and celestial dynamics.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • As far as is known this fifteenth-century group performed no ex - periments or measurements, but they took a step closer to their realization by showing how “calculatory” techniques were relevant in physical and medical in - vestigations.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • They generally employed a “let - ter-calculus” wherein letters of the alphabet repre - sented ideas (not magnitudes), which lent itself to subtle logical arguments referred to as “calculatory soph - isms.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Dullaert edited many of the works of Paul of Venice, while he and the others were generally familiar with the “calculatory” writings of Paul's students.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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