# Definitions and Synonyms of *calculus* | Another word for *calculus* | What is *calculus? *

*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

*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

*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

*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.

*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*) 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"*