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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