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calculated

[kal-kyuh-ley-tid] /ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
arrived at or determined by mathematical calculation; ascertained mathematically.
2.
carefully thought out or planned:
a calculated effort.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; calculate + -ed2
Related forms
calculatedly, adverb
calculatedness, noun
uncalculated, adjective
well-calculated, adjective

calculate

[kal-kyuh-leyt] /ˈkæl kyəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), calculated, calculating.
1.
to determine or ascertain by mathematical methods; compute:
to calculate the velocity of light.
2.
to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate; evaluate; gauge.
3.
to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt (usually used passively and with an infinitive):
His remarks were calculated to inspire our confidence.
4.
Chiefly Northern U.S.
  1. to think; guess.
  2. to intend; plan.
verb (used without object), calculated, calculating.
5.
to make a computation or form an estimate.
6.
to count or rely (usually followed by on or upon):
They calculated on good weather.
Origin
1560-70; < Late Latin calculātus reckoned (past participle of calculāre), equivalent to calculus pebble (see calculus) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
precalculate, verb (used with object), precalculated, precalculating.
Synonyms
1. count, figure, cast. 3. design, plan, intend, mean.
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Examples for calculated
  • In its court filing, the government portrayed the crime not as a lapse but as a calculated, money-making undertaking.
  • To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him, must be calculated to produce evil to some one else.
  • The supposition that it was a calculated crime and a cunning criminal doesn't work.
  • Taking calculated risks is part of building a career.
  • Attached to this message is a grade report that details how your final grade was calculated.
  • They calculated that a creature any larger would have been too heavy to lift itself into the air.
  • Meanwhile, some say that businesses can expect this to be a new metric by which their insurance premiums are calculated.
  • When his trial flight succeeded, and the creative process began, the metaphor was calculated to change.
  • Entrepreneurs think outside the box and are willing to take calculated risks and thus create their own path.
  • The observed positions of the two planets and their calculated positions differed.
British Dictionary definitions for calculated

calculated

/ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪd/
adjective (usually prenominal)
1.
undertaken after considering the likelihood of success or failure a calculated risk
2.
deliberately planned; premeditated a calculated insult

calculate

/ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute
2.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate
3.
(transitive; usually passive) to design specifically; aim the car was calculated to appeal to women
4.
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to depend; rely
5.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) (US, dialect)
  1. to suppose; think
  2. to intend (to do something)
Derived Forms
calculative (ˈkælkjʊlətɪv) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin calculāre, from calculus pebble used as a counter; see calculus
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Word Origin and History for calculated
adj.

1863, "devised beforehand," past participle adjective from calculate. Earlier, "suited, apt" (1722).

calculate

v.

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.

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