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

  • adjective Capable of performing calculations.
  • adjective Shrewd; crafty.
  • adjective Coldly scheming or conniving.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.
  • adjective Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming.
  • adjective a machine for the mechanical performance of mathematical operations, for the most part invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then directly made.
  • noun The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.

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

  • adjective Which has the ability to calculate.
  • adjective especially of a person Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
  • verb Present participle of calculate.

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

  • adjective used of persons


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