# 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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