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RECKONING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reckoning mean? 

RECKONING (noun)
  The noun RECKONING has 3 senses:

1. problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
2. a bill for an amount due
3. the act of counting

  Familiarity information: RECKONING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECKONING (noun)


Sense 1reckoning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

reckoning; figuring; computation; calculation

Hypernyms ("reckoning" is a kind of...):

problem solving (the thought processes involved in solving a problem)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reckoning"):

extrapolation ((mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values)

interpolation ((mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known)

conversion (a change in the units or form of an expression:)

approximation; estimate; estimation; idea (an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth)

derivative; derived function; differential; differential coefficient; first derivative (the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx)

integral (the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x))


Sense 2reckoning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bill for an amount due

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

reckoning; tally

Hypernyms ("reckoning" is a kind of...):

account; bill; invoice (an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered)


Sense 3reckoning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of counting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

counting; count; enumeration; numeration; reckoning; tally

Context example:

the counting continued for several hours

Hypernyms ("reckoning" is a kind of...):

investigating; investigation (the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reckoning"):

blood count (the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample)

sperm count (the act of estimating the number of spermatozoa in an ejaculate)

recount (an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election)

poll (the counting of votes (as in an election))

miscount (an inaccurate count)

countdown (counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle))

census; nose count; nosecount (a periodic count of the population)


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