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

  • adj. Capable of performing calculations: a calculating machine.
  • adj. Shrewd; crafty: the calculating defense of an experienced attorney.
  • adj. Coldly scheming or conniving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Which has the ability to calculate.
  • adj. Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
  • v. Present participle of calculate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.
  • adj. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming.
  • n. The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to forethought and calculation; especially, given to looking ahead with thoughtful regard to self-interest; deliberate and selfish; scheming.

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

  • adj. used of persons


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