# Calculated

arrived at or determined by mathematical calculation; ascertained mathematically.

carefully thought out or planned:

a calculated effort.

to determine or ascertain by mathematical methods; compute:

to calculate the velocity of light.

to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate; evaluate; gauge.

to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt (usually used passively and with an infinitive):

His remarks were calculated to inspire our confidence.

Chiefly Northern U.S.

to think; guess.

to intend; plan.

to make a computation or form an estimate.

to count or rely (usually followed by on or upon):

They calculated on good weather.

Contemporary *Examples*

The Year of Women Fighting Back Rebecca Dana November 29, 2009

Ingovernabilita! Inside Italy’s Election Limbo Barbie Latza Nadeau February 25, 2013

Newt Gingrich: From GOP Intellectual to Pandering Hyper-Partisan John Avlon March 3, 2011

Southwest Tried to Delay Safety Inspections Clive Irving April 2, 2011

Mike Tyson Lets His Guard Down Jaime Lowe March 25, 2009

Historical *Examples*

On the Frontier Bret Harte

K Mary Roberts Rinehart

Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field Thomas W. Knox

Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox

The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

**adjective** (usually prenominal)

undertaken after considering the likelihood of success or failure: a calculated risk

deliberately planned; premeditated: a calculated insult

**verb**

to solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute

(transitive; may take a clause as object) to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate

(transitive; usually passive) to design specifically; aim: the car was calculated to appeal to women

(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to depend; rely

(transitive; may take a clause as object) (US, dialect)

to suppose; think

to intend (to do something)

**adj.**

v.

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