AskDefine | Define reckoning

Dictionary Definition



1 problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn: calculation, computation, figuring]
2 a bill for an amount due [syn: tally]
3 the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration, tally]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of reckon


  1. The action of calculating or estimating something.
    By that reckoning, it would take six weeks to go five miles.
  2. An opinion or judgement.
  3. The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.


The action of calculating or estimating something
An opinion or judgement
The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions
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Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Reckoning may refer to:




  • Day of reckoning, a term used to describe the Last Judgment in Christian eschatology

See also

reckoning in Norwegian Nynorsk: Reckoning

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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