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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. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I've given this a lot of thought and dealing internally with the family on how we do this, the calculus for this has been evaluating his personal feelings, having just come off Beau's passing.

  2. Elissa Slotkin:

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

  3. Mathew Davies:

    Before there was a superpower underpinning ASEAN, which made it a more difficult strategic calculus for China to play, now, as the US pulls back, the weakness of Southeast Asian nations is exposed. China can work bilaterally and with ASEAN to get its message across.

  4. Brock Silvers:

    The political calculus driving China's US-listed tech firms to seek secondary listings was originally Beijing's desire to bring those companies under its bureaucratic control, but it has evolved in light of the trade war and subsequent de-coupling.

  5. Gregory Whiteley:

    I don’t believe this report changes the calculus of Powell or the core FOMC, the Fed is looking for maximum employment. They’ve said it will take quite a while to get there. Today reinforces that idea - although a lack of strong GDP growth does not appear to be behind today’s disappointment.

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