A calculation is a deliberate process that transforms one or more
inputs into one or more results, with variable change. The term is
used in a variety of senses, from the very definite arithmetical
calculation of using an algorithm, to the vague heuristics of
calculating a strategy in a competition, or calculating the chance of
a successful relationship between two people.
For example, multiplying 7 by 6 is a simple algorithmic calculation.
Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the
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Comparison to computation Calculate comes from the Greek word Κάχληκα or gravel in English because Greeks used gravel for counting. Calculation is a prerequisite for computation. The difference in the meaning of calculation and computation appears to originate from the late medieval period. See also
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"The Lifting of the Veil in the Operations of Calculation" is a manuscript, from the 18th-century, in Arabic, by Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi, about calculation processes