Definitions for: Reckoning

[n] the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours"
[n] problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
[n] a bill for an amount due

Webster (1913) Definition: Reck"on*ing, n.
1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the
result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
(a) An account of time. --Sandys.
(b) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of
obligations, liabilities, etc.

Even reckoning makes lasting friends, and the
way to make reckonings even is to make them
often. --South.

He quitted London, never to return till the day
of a terrible and memorable reckoning had
arrived. --Macaulay.

2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.

A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a
reckoning. --Addison.

3. Esteem; account; estimation.

You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of
an outward fading benefit nature bestowed. --Sir P.

4. (Navigation)
(a) The calculation of a ship's position, either from
astronomical observations, or from the record of the
courses steered and distances sailed as shown by
compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead
reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used fro dead
reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
(b) The position of a ship as determined by calculation.

To be out of her reckoning, to be at a distance from the
place indicated by the reckoning; -- said of a ship.

Synonyms: calculation, computation, count, counting, enumeration, figuring, numeration, tally, tally

See Also: account, approximation, bill, blood count, census, conversion, countdown, derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, estimate, estimation, extrapolation, first derivative, idea, integral, interpolation, investigating, investigation, invoice, miscount, nosecount, poll, problem solving, recount, sperm count

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