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Definition 1: the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for calculus in the sense of this definition

(calculus is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

(... is a kind of calculus ) a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation

(... is a kind of calculus ) the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential

(... is a kind of calculus ) the part of calculus that deals with integration and its application in the solution of differential equations and in determining areas or volumes etc.

(... is a kind of calculus ) the calculus of maxima and minima of definite integrals

(calculus belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 2: a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body - [noun denoting object]

Samples where calculus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • renal calculi can be very painful

Synonyms for calculus in the sense of this definition

(calculus is a kind of ...) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

"he threw a rock at me"

(... is a kind of calculus ) a calculus formed in the bladder

(... is a kind of calculus ) a calculus occurring in the intestines

(... is a kind of calculus ) a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts

(... is a kind of calculus ) a calculus formed in the kidney

(... is a kind of calculus ) calculus in a salivary gland

(... is a kind of calculus ) a stone formed in the salivary gland

(... is a kind of calculus ) a urinary stone

Definition 3: an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for calculus in the sense of this definition

(calculus is a kind of ...) a hard outer layer that covers something

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