• IPA: /ˈɹɛkənɪŋ/
  1. Present participle and gerund of reckon#English|reckon.

reckoning (plural reckonings)

  1. The action of calculating or estimating something.
    By that reckoning, it would take six weeks to go five miles.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter III, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
  2. An opinion or judgement.
  3. A summing up or appraisal.
  4. The settlement of accounts, as between parties.
  5. The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
  6. (archaic) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
  7. (archaic) Rank or status.
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  • Russian: распла́та

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