from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Determined by mathematical calculation.
  • adj. Undertaken after careful estimation of the likely outcome: took a calculated risk.
  • adj. Made or planned to accomplish a certain purpose; deliberate: insincere, calculated modesty.
  • adj. Likely; apt.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of calculate.
  • adj. Produced by calculation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • adj. carefully thought out in advance


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