# calculated

[kal-kyuh-ley-tid]

- arrived at or determined by mathematical calculation; ascertained mathematically.
- carefully thought out or planned: a calculated effort.

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## Origin of calculated^{}

# calculate

[kal-kyuh-leyt]

- to determine or ascertain by mathematical methods; compute: to calculate the velocity of light.
- to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate; evaluate; gauge.
- to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt (usually used passively and with an infinitive): His remarks were calculated to inspire our confidence.
- Chiefly Northern U.S.
- to think; guess.
- to intend; plan.

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- to make a computation or form an estimate.
- to count or rely (usually followed by on or upon): They calculated on good weather.

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## Origin of calculate^{}

## Synonyms

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com1. count, figure, cast. 3. design, plan, intend, mean.

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## Examples from the Web for calculated

### Contemporary Examples

#### Even though it was a school day—about fifth period, I calculated—the arcade was filled with seventh graders.

#### Maybe Americans are willing to look at someone who does something different from the calculated.

#### The Economist has calculated that it spends $170 billion annually in the United States alone.

#### Taylor Swift just used a calculated business decision, cloaked in artistic integrity, to pave the way for a digital music war.

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November 4, 2014

#### Odds against chance in a review of spontaneous telepathy studies have been calculated, Radin says, at “22 billion to 1.”

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August 11, 2014

### Historical Examples

#### Carlotta's nearness was having its calculated effect on Max Wilson.

KMary Roberts Rinehart

#### Wall, how long she calculated to stay this time we didn't know.

Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 2.Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

#### How calculated is this precedure to allay animosities and unite hearts!

Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. IIFrancis Augustus Cox

#### Following is the revised edition of the Decalogue, calculated for this meridian.

The Devil's DictionaryAmbrose Bierce

#### It seemed as though that kitchen was just calculated to make a boy feel cross.

# calculated

- undertaken after considering the likelihood of success or failurea calculated risk
- deliberately planned; premeditateda calculated insult

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# calculate

- to solve (one or more problems) by a mathematical procedure; compute
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to determine beforehand by judgment, reasoning, etc; estimate
- (tr; usually passive) to design specifically; aimthe car was calculated to appeal to women
- (intr; foll by on or upon) to depend; rely
- (tr; may take a clause as object) US dialect
- to suppose; think
- to intend (to do something)

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## Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin calculāre, from calculus pebble used as a counter; see calculus

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## Word Origin and History for calculated

### adj.

1863, "devised beforehand," past participle adjective from calculate. Earlier, "suited, apt" (1722).

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# calculate

### v.

1560s, "to compute, to estimate by mathematical means," from Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from Old French calculer. Related: Calculable.

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