Associations to the word «Calculus»


CALCULUS, noun. (dated) (countable) Calculation; computation.
CALCULUS, noun. (countable) (mathematics) Any formal system in which symbolic expressions are manipulated according to fixed rules.
CALCULUS, noun. (uncountable) (often definite) (the calculus) Differential calculus and integral calculus considered as a single subject; analysis.
CALCULUS, noun. (countable) (medicine) A stony concretion that forms in a bodily organ.
CALCULUS, noun. (uncountable) (dentistry) Deposits of calcium phosphate salts on teeth.
CALCULUS, noun. (countable) A decision-making method, especially one appropriate for a specialised realm.
CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, noun. (calculus) The form of calculus that deals with the maxima and minima of definite integrals of functions of many variables

Dictionary definition

CALCULUS, noun. A hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful".
CALCULUS, noun. An incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums.
CALCULUS, noun. The branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions.

Wise words

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