## What is the antonym of “calculation”?

The antonyms of **calculation** are **guess** and **approximation**. The antonyms **guess** and **approximation** imply a lack of precision or accuracy in determining a value or outcome.

## Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)

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An estimate or prediction based on little or no information or evidence.

Example

I don't know the answer, so I'll have to take a **guess**.

Example

Can you **guess** how many jellybeans are in the jar?

An estimate or calculation that is not exact but is close enough to be useful.

Example

The **approximation** of pi to 3.14 is commonly used in math problems.

Example

The contractor gave us an **approximation** of the cost to renovate the kitchen.

## How are these antonyms different from each other?

- 1
**Guess**is an estimate or prediction made with little or no information or evidence. - 2
**Approximation**is an estimate or calculation that is not exact but is close enough to be useful.

## Good things to know

- 1Mathematics: Use
**calculation**and**approximation**when solving math problems. - 2Science: Use
**calculation**and**approximation**when measuring and estimating quantities in scientific experiments. - 3Everyday Conversation: Use
**guess**to express uncertainty or to make an estimate based on incomplete information.

Remember this!

The antonyms **guess** and **approximation** imply a lack of precision or accuracy in determining a value or outcome. Use **calculation** and **approximation** in mathematics and science, and use **guess** in everyday conversation to express uncertainty or to make an estimate based on incomplete information.