What does the word calculus mean?

Usage examples for calculus

  1. If a cystic calculus is present in the bladder it should be removed. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. 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 by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen