un·​cal·​cu·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce uncalculated (audio)
: not planned or thought out beforehand : spontaneous
uncalculated confrontations

Examples of uncalculated in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncalculated was in 1641

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“Uncalculated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalculated. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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