adjective Date: 1795 not capable of being calculated: as a. very great <
did incalculable damage
b. not predictable ; uncertain <
an incalculable outcome
incalculability nounincalculably adverb

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  • incalculable — [ ɛ̃kalkylabl ] adj. • 1779; de 1. in et calculable 1 ♦ Impossible à calculer. Le nombre incalculable des étoiles. 2 ♦ Cour. Impossible ou difficile à apprécier. ⇒ considérable, illimité, incommensurable. « Petit, fatal événement qui eut d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Incalculable — In*cal cu*la*ble, a. [Pref. in not + calculable: cf. F. incalculable.] Not capable of being calculated; beyond calculation; very great; as, his action did incalculable harm. {In*cal cu*la*ble*ness}, n. {In*cal cu*la*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incalculable — adjetivo 1. Que no puede calcularse, por ser muy grande: Es incalculable el número de personas que acudieron al estreno. Este collar tiene un valor incalculable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • incalculable — 1. adj. Que no se puede calcular. 2. Muy grande o muy numeroso. Fortuna incalculable. [m6]Material incalculable …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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  • incalculable — (adj.) 1795, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + calculable (see CALCULATE (Cf. calculate)). Related: Incalculably; incalculability …   Etymology dictionary

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  • incalculable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) too great to be calculated or estimated. 2) not able to be calculated, estimated, or predicted. DERIVATIVES incalculability noun incalculably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • incalculable — [in kal′kyo͞o lə bəl, in kal′kyələ bəl] adj. 1. that cannot be calculated; too great or too many to be counted 2. too uncertain to be counted on; unpredictable incalculability n. incalculably adv …   English World dictionary

  • incalculable — ► adjetivo 1 Que no puede ser calculado: ■ cantidad incalculable con los medios tecnológicos actuales. SINÓNIMO incontable 2 Que no puede valorarse por demasiado grande o numeroso: ■ el incendio tendrá consecuencias incalculables. * * *… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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