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Synonyms for calculus
ˈkæl kyə ləs; -ˌlaɪcal·cu·lus

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  1. calculusnoun

    infinitesimal calculus

  2. calculusnoun


  3. calculusnoun

    dental calculus, tartar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculus, concretionnoun

    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"

    tophus, coalescence, conglutination, infinitesimal calculus, compression, concretion, coalition, compaction, densification, tartar, coalescency

  2. tartar, calculus, tophusnoun

    an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums

    potassium bitartrate, tophus, chalkstone, infinitesimal calculus, concretion, cream of tartar, dragon, potassium hydrogen tartrate, tartar

  3. calculus, infinitesimal calculusnoun

    the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions

    infinitesimal calculus, tartar, concretion, tophus

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. calculusnoun

    (med.) [L. pl. Calculi.] morbid concretion

  2. calculusnoun

    [Eng. pl. Calculuses.] fluxions, differential and integral calculus

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "calculus":

    calculation, math, arithmetic, calculating, computation

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. calculus

    Dentistry Tartar

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  1. Joachim Gauck:

    Nowhere on earth are there politicians who can make such a guarantee, what we can do, however, is something we need to work on again - that is the alliance of government bodies and an alert and active civil society. This is the best possible cover against the rise of the cynical calculus of violent attackers.

  2. Elissa Slotkin:

    There just have to be some decisions that are beyond the political calculus.

  3. Philip Breedlove:

    We need to first and foremost signal that we cannot accept this change and that, if this change is continued, that we will have to change the cost calculus for Russia in order to help them to find their way to a less bellicose position.

  4. United States:

    I think that adding any kind of potential for United States cyber into that mix... [ is ] probably factoring into their decision calculus.

  5. Alex Conant:

    Every member has their own calculus and certainly some of them are taking a principled position, regardless of the politics, but for the vast majority of Republican members, the lesson of the last two years is don't comment on Trump's tweets because they have a short shelf life, but the damage you can do to yourself can be permanent.

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