calculating

adjective
cal·​cu·​lat·​ing | \ ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tiŋ How to pronounce calculating (audio) \

Definition of calculating

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

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Other Words from calculating

calculatingly \ ˈkal-​kyə-​ˌlā-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce calculatingly (audio) \ adverb

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And experts believe that his intuitive style could throw the more calculating Caruana, who has faced time crunches already in this championship, off-balance. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "A Black Eye, a Controversial Leak and Possible Armageddon—the Madness of the World Chess Championship," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of calculating

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of calculating was in 1646

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calculating

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of calculating

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

calculating

adjective
cal·​cu·​lat·​ing | \ ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tiŋ How to pronounce calculating (audio) \

Kids Definition of calculating

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

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