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.
- noun The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Which has the ability to
- adjective especially of a person Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
- verb Present participle of
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- adjective used of persons
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