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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Determined by mathematical calculation.
  • adjective Undertaken after careful estimation of the likely outcome.
  • adjective Made or planned to accomplish a certain purpose; deliberate.
  • adjective Likely; apt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Worked out by calculation; ; ascertained or conjectured as a result of calculation.
  • past participle Adapted by calculation, contrivance. or forethought to accomplish a purpose.
  • past participle Likely to produce a certain effect, whether intended or not; fitted; adapted; suited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of calculate.
  • adjective Produced by calculation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective carefully thought out in advance

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