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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 of calculated
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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  • We calculated to dissolve the partnership and strike out for ourselves elsewhere.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
  • Carlotta's nearness was having its calculated effect on Max Wilson.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • An advance of a half mile daily was not calculated to excite the nerves.

  • How calculated is this precedure to allay animosities and unite hearts!

  • And he calculated somewhat on the diversion he would find in building a home for the woman he so dearly loved.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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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