Hillary, queen of calculated indifference, finally asserted her independence—ferociously.
He took a calculated risk entering the quagmire of Italian politics and it backfired.
Now, in the run for the Republican nomination, irresponsibility is considered a calculated asset.
1863, "devised beforehand," past participle adjective from calculate. Earlier, "suited, apt" (1722).
1560s, "to compute, to estimate by mathematical means," from Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from Old French calculer. Related: Calculable.