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Definition any system or process used to calculate values or to reason

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the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values

In dentistry and medicine, it can also refer to tartar (hardened plaque — hard yellow deposits) on the teeth or to stones (mineral deposits) in various organs such as the kidney or gall bladder.
  • She placed out of calculus in college.
calculus = the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • I stretched out on my bed with my calculus book in front of me, trying to do homework I really didn't understand.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • calculus = mathematics class that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • "I'm very good at calculus," he explained, pushing up his glasses.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • calculus = the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • i find the calculus of intelligence to be a fascinating study. here is the place for the application of all the knowledge i have acquired.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • calculus = system of reasoning about or understanding
  • "To get all that we need to know from this book," I said, "we're going to have to learn calculus."
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • calculus = the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • Calculus was excruciatingly long and boring, and English was nerve-racking.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • calculus = mathematics class that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • I waited in the cafeteria, staring at the psychedelic blue-and-orange walls (the guy who picked our school colors must have been on some serious drugs), attempting to finish my calculus homework.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • calculus = mathematics class that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • i was shocked to learn that the only ancient languages he could read were latin, greek, and hebrew, and that he knows almost nothing of mathematics beyond the elementary levels of the calculus of variations.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • calculus = the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • I could hear people buzzing about it in the hallway when I left calculus.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • I was pretty much a zombie all day, but during the middle of calculus, something finally woke me up.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • A few days later, I found Jessica waiting for me outside my third-block calculus class.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • Oh, and this big one's yours," she said, sliding a large manila envelope out from under the calculus textbook she was carrying.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • You have to take calculus and go to football games and go to prom and apply to colleges and you absolutely cannot die.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • SCHIZOPHRENIC POLICIES In the end, any calculus of the benefits and burdens of immigration depends on who you are.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • "Do you know what calculus is, young lady?" he asked, in the manner of a person who is hiding something frightening in one of his hands.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She propped herself up on one elbow on her bed and stared at her brand-new, just-covered-with-a-brown-bag calculus book.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • In Calculus III, he was an F student.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • A man doesn't want to talk politics to his wife, and what do you think I care for Betty's views upon the Differential Calculus?
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The Minister I believe has written learnedly on the Differential Calculus.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • There was very little science, but by graduation you were expected to have mastered mathematics through elementary calculus.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up

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