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.
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adjective (usually prenominal)
undertaken after considering the likelihood of success or failure: a calculated risk
deliberately planned; premeditated: a calculated insult
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)
a chance of failure, the probability of which is estimated before some action is undertaken. A chance taken after careful estimation of the probable outcome, as in Taking their dispute to arbitration was definitely a calculated risk. This term uses calculated in the sense of “planned with forethought,” a usage from the mid-1800s. Its pairing […]
capable of or made for performing calculations, especially arithmetical calculations: a calculating machine. shrewd; cautious: a wise and calculating lawyer. selfishly scheming: a cold and calculating dictator. 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 […]
calculator (def 2). Historical Examples Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 Elizabeth Bisland
the act or process of calculating; computation. the result or product of calculating: His calculations agree with ours. an estimate based on the known facts; forecast: Her calculation of the building costs proved quite accurate. forethought; prior or careful planning. scheming selfishness. Contemporary Examples Obama’s Futile Jobs Plan Zachary Karabell September 7, 2011 You’re Worth […]