Calculating



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 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

Trial of George Zimmerman Could Trigger Another Rodney King Mansfield Frazier April 17, 2012
Who Would Want To Be A Royal Princess? Not Cressida Bonas… Tom Sykes May 4, 2014
Dismal Fourth Quarter GDP: Now With Slightly Less Dismal Megan McArdle February 27, 2013
The Last Columbine Mystery Dave Cullen February 23, 2010
The Global Infertility Crisis Anita Allen November 12, 2008

Historical Examples

Windfalls (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman Uncle Philip
Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell

adjective
selfishly scheming
shrewd; cautious
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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