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noun as in calculation

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Figuring how to train Iraqi forces has dogged the United States since the 2003 invasion.

My doctor put me on oral contraceptives to induce a period, figuring it would help build bone.

For five weeks I forced myself to sit at my house table, figuring that my reluctance was a residue of my introversion.

“Americans thought then we were at the cutting edge figuring out typhus and yellow fever,” says Bennett.

Ultimately though, “figuring out military needs is somewhat harder than figuring out commercial market wants,” Aboulafia said.

I went up to my chamber when we got back, and sat down beside my little glass lamp and did some figuring.

Sitting on a stool and figuring discounts is business, and trading cheese-cloth for parrots is business too.

We can scarcely regard the persons figuring in the following true story as being very much superior to the King of Dahomey.

By the time Mr. Van Britt got back to the train desk, the boss had his pencil out and was figuring on Bertram's time margin.

Not that this city was one of the places figuring in his campaigns, for he was here after and not during the war.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to figuring, such as: ciphering, computation, counting, reckoning, and totaling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.