calculated

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adjective cal·cu·lat·ed \ -ˌlā-təd \

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

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Definition of calculated for English Language Learners

  • : carefully planned for a particular and often improper purpose



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