Part of speech: noun

A stone like concretion. as in the bladder.

Part of speech: noun

A method of calculating by algebraic symbols.

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Usage examples "calculus":

  1. If a cystic calculus is present in the bladder it should be removed. - "Common Diseases of Farm Animals", R. A. Craig, D. V. M..
  2. Some years later, when his method of fluxions was published, another and a worse controversy arose- this time with Leibnitz, who had also independently invented the differential calculus. - "Pioneers of Science", Oliver Lodge.
  3. Nevertheless, this former conception of his, when compared to that wonderful complexity of ethereal lines, colors, tints and half- tints which go to make up the modern New York girl, seemed inexpressibly simple, almost what plain arithmetic must appear to a man who has mastered calculus. - "Tales From Two Hemispheres", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.