calculated


cal·cu·lat·ed

adjective \-ˌlā-təd\

: carefully planned for a particular and often improper purpose

Full Definition of CALCULATED

1
:  apt, likely
2
a :  worked out by mathematical calculation
b :  engaged in, undertaken, or displayed after reckoning or estimating the statistical probability of success or failure <a calculated risk>
3
a :  planned or contrived to accomplish a purpose
b :  deliberate, intended <a calculated attempt to deceive voters>
cal·cu·lat·ed·ly adverb
cal·cu·lat·ed·ness noun

Examples of CALCULATED

  1. <took a calculated risk and got in on the ground floor of the new enterprise>

First Known Use of CALCULATED

1722

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: calculated risk
Previous Word in the Dictionary: calculate
All Words Near: calculated

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up calculated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More