calculating

adjective cal·cu·lat·ing \ -ˌlā-tiŋ \

Definition of calculating

1 : making calculations
  • calculating machine
2 : marked by prudent analysis or by shrewd consideration of self-interest : scheming

calculatingly

play \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of calculating

1646

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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CALCULATING Defined for English Language Learners

calculating

Definition of calculating for English Language Learners

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


CALCULATING Defined for Kids

calculating

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

Definition of calculating for Students

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


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