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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
  • "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 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
  • He's taking freshman calculus up there and he's such a pain.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I'm sitting in calculus when the security guard knocks on the door and tells the teacher I need to be escorted out of class.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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