calculated

adjective cal·cu·lat·ed \ -ˌlā-təd \
Updated on: 23 Jan 2018

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

calculatedly

adverb

calculatedness

noun

Examples of calculated in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of calculated

1723

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CALCULATED Defined for English Language Learners

calculated

adjective

Definition of calculated for English Language Learners

  • : carefully planned for a particular and often improper purpose



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