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# calculous

CALCULOUS, a. [Supra.]

1. Stony; gritty; hard like stone; as a calculous concretion.

2. In mathematics; Differential calculus, is the arithmetic of the infinitely small differences of variable quantities; the method of differencing quantities, or of finding an infinitely small quantity, which, being taken infinite times, shall be equal to a given quantity. This coincides with the doctrine of fluxions.

3. Exponential calculus, is a method of differencing exponential quantities; or of finding and summing up the differentials or moments of exponential quantities; or at least of bringing them to geometrical constructions.

4. Integral calculus, is a method of integrating or summing u moments or differential quantities; the inverse of the differential calculus.

5. Literal calculus, is specious arithmetic or algebra.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [calculous]

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CALCULOUS, a. [Supra.]

1. Stony; gritty; hard like stone; as a calculous concretion.

2. In mathematics; Differential calculus, is the arithmetic of the infinitely small differences of variable quantities; the method of differencing quantities, or of finding an infinitely small quantity, which, being taken infinite times, shall be equal to a given quantity. This coincides with the doctrine of fluxions.

3. Exponential calculus, is a method of differencing exponential quantities; or of finding and summing up the differentials or moments of exponential quantities; or at least of bringing them to geometrical constructions.

4. Integral calculus, is a method of integrating or summing u moments or differential quantities; the inverse of the differential calculus.

5. Literal calculus, is specious arithmetic or algebra.

CALC'U-LOUS, a. [Supra.]

1. Stony; gritty; hard like stone; as, a calculous concretion. – Brown.
2. Affected with the gravel or stone; as, a calculous person. – Sharp.

Cal"cu*lous
1. Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion.

Sir T. Browne.
2. Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person.
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Calculous

1. Stony; gritty; hard like stone; as a calculous concretion.

2. In mathematics; Differential calculus, is the arithmetic of the infinitely small differences of variable quantities; the method of differencing quantities, or of finding an infinitely small quantity, which, being taken infinite times, shall be equal to a given quantity. This coincides with the doctrine of fluxions.

3. Exponential calculus, is a method of differencing exponential quantities; or of finding and summing up the differentials or moments of exponential quantities; or at least of bringing them to geometrical constructions.

4. Integral calculus, is a method of integrating or summing u moments or differential quantities; the inverse of the differential calculus.

5. Literal calculus, is specious arithmetic or algebra.

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