adjective cal·cu·lat·ed \-ˌlā-təd\

: carefully planned for a particular and often improper purpose

Full Definition of CALCULATED

:  apt, likely
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>
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


Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

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


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