calculating

[kal-kyuh-ley-ting]
adjective
1.
capable of or made for performing calculations, especially arithmetical calculations: a calculating machine.
2.
shrewd; cautious: a wise and calculating lawyer.
3.
selfishly scheming: a cold and calculating dictator.

Origin:
1800–10; calculate + -ing2

calculatingly, adverb
noncalculating, adjective
uncalculating, adjective
uncalculatingly, adverb


3. designing.
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calculate

[kal-kyuh-leyt]
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.
a.
to think; guess.
b.
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

precalculate, verb (used with object), precalculated, precalculating.


1. count, figure, cast. 3. design, plan, intend, mean.
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calculate (ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute
2.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate
3.  (tr; usually passive) to design specifically; aim: the car was calculated to appeal to women
4.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to depend; rely
5.  dialect (US) (tr; may take a clause as object)
 a.  to suppose; think
 b.  to intend (to do something)
 
[C16: from Late Latin calculāre, from calculus pebble used as a counter; see calculus]
 
calculative
 
adj

calculating (ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  selfishly scheming
2.  shrewd; cautious
 
'calculatingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

calculating
1710, "carrying out calculations," prp. adj. from calculate. Meaning "shrewdly or selfishly seeking advantage" is attested from c.1810.

calculate
1560s, "to compute, to estimate by mathematical means," from L. calculatus, pp. of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. calculer. Related: Calculable
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Example sentences
She has not been shrewd and calculating but naive and clumsy-the only flaws, it
  seems, that her critics cannot find in her.
And second, calculating how much time lights would have to be turned off in
  order to make up the difference.
He intended to paint his house in the spring and sat by the stove calculating
  the cost of paint and labor.
If the punter made a mistake in calculating, he immediately paid him the
  difference or noted down the surplus.
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