reckoning


reckoning
reck|on|ing [ˈrekənıŋ] n
1.) [U]
calculation that is based on a careful guess rather than on exact knowledge
by sb's reckoning
By my reckoning, we have 12,000 clients.
2.) [C usually singular, U]
a time when you are judged or punished for your actions, or when they have results that affect you
We know that you will not forget their crimes when their day of reckoning comes.
In the final reckoning , the president failed to achieve his major goals.
3.) in/into/out of the reckoning
BrE among or not among those who are likely to win or be successful, especially in sport
He had a knee injury, which put him out of the reckoning.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Reckoning — Reck on*ing, n. 1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation. Specifically: (a) An account of time. Sandys. (b) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reckoning — may refer to:Music* Reckoning (Grateful Dead album), 1981 Grateful Dead live album * Reckoning (R.E.M. album), 1984 R.E.M. album * Reckoning Night , 2004 Sonata Arctica albumTelevision* Reckoning , episode of the television series Alias *… …   Wikipedia

  • Reckoning — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Reckoning Álbum de R.E.M. Publicación 9 de Abril de 1984 Grabación 1983 1984 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Reckoning — Livealbum von Grateful Dead Veröffentlichung April 1981 Label Arista Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • reckoning — ► NOUN 1) the action of calculating or estimating something. 2) an opinion or judgement. 3) punishment or retribution for one s actions. ● into (or out of) the reckoning Cf. ↑out of the reckoning …   English terms dictionary

  • reckoning — [rek′əniŋ] n. 1. the act of one who reckons; count or computation 2. a measuring of possibilities for the future; calculated guess 3. a) a bill; account b) the settlement of an account c) the settlement of rewards or penalties for any action [day …   English World dictionary

  • reckoning — index accounting, amount (sum), appraisal, assessment (estimation), bill (invoice), census …   Law dictionary

  • reckoning — [n] computation, account adding, addition, arithmetic, bad news*, bill, calculation, charge, check, ciphering, cost, count, counting, debt, due, estimate, estimation, fee, figuring, grunt*, invoice, IOU*, score, settlement, statement, summation,… …   New thesaurus

  • Reckoning —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Reckoning (homonymie).  Reckoning Album par R.E.M. Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • reckoning — n. navigation 1) dead reckoning calculations 2) by smb. s reckoning (by my reckoning) * * * [ rekənɪŋ] [ navigation ] dead reckoning [ calculations ] by smb. s reckoning (by my reckoning) …   Combinatory dictionary


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