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Meaning of RECKONING

Pronunciation:  'rekuning

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

RECKONING is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.