calculated

[ kal-kyuh-ley-tid ]
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adjective
  1. arrived at or determined by mathematical calculation; ascertained mathematically.

  2. carefully thought out or planned: a calculated effort.

Origin of calculated

1
First recorded in 1715–25; calculate + -ed2

Other words from calculated

  • cal·cu·lat·ed·ly, adverb
  • cal·cu·lat·ed·ness, noun
  • un·cal·cu·lat·ed, adjective
  • well-cal·cu·lat·ed, adjective

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How to use calculated in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for calculated

calculated

/ (ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪd) /


adjective(usually prenominal)
  1. undertaken after considering the likelihood of success or failure: a calculated risk

  2. deliberately planned; premeditated: a calculated insult

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