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Definitions of calculus

  1. an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A method of computation; any process of reasoning by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may involve calculation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A branch of higher mathematics; a hard substance sometimes formed in the kidneys or bladder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. One of the higher branches of mathematics: a stone-like concretion which forms in certain parts of the body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A stone like concretion. as in the bladder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A method of calculating by algebraic symbols. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. In surg., the stone in the bladder; a part of the mathematics. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for calculus

  1. I am preparing a new and very special edition of my friend Professor Daniel Murray's work on the Calculus – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock
  2. By the end of the second week you have become indifferent to the whole matter and simply take your hominy and honey as a matter of course, trying to think nothing about it and interesting yourself as much as possible in calculus generator design, strength of materials, and other things that an engineering student has to study. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb