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calculating

adjective cal·cu·lat·ing \-ˌlā-tiŋ\

: carefully thinking about and planning actions for selfish or improper reasons

Full Definition of CALCULATING

1
:  making calculations <calculating machine>
2
:  marked by prudent analysis or by shrewd consideration of self-interest :  scheming
cal·cu·lat·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
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First Known Use of CALCULATING

1710

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
CALCULATINGLY Defined for Kids

calculating

adjective cal·cu·lat·ing \ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tiŋ\

Definition of CALCULATING for Kids

:  carefully thinking about and planning actions for selfish or improper reasons <a calculating criminal>

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