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reck·on·ing / ˈrekəning/ • n. the action or process of calculating or estimating something: last year was not, by any reckoning, a particularly good one the system of time reckoning in Babylon. ∎  a person's view, opinion, or judgment: by ancient reckoning, bacteria are plants. ∎ archaic a bill or account, or its settlement. ∎  the avenging or punishing of past mistakes or misdeeds: the fear of being brought to reckoning | there will be a terrible reckoning.