What does the word calculation mean?

Usage examples for calculation

  1. It is merely a matter of business calculation. – Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince by Niccol√≤ Machiavelli
  2. Did you not even exercise therein your skill in calculation? – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  3. But if Phineas should abstain from going to him at all, the same calculation which had induced him to show the letter would induce him to postpone the publication, at any rate for another twenty- four hours. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope