- calculated risk,
- calculating machine,
Origin of calculating
verb (used with object), cal·cu·lat·ed, cal·cu·lat·ing.
- to think; guess.
- to intend; plan.
verb (used without object), cal·cu·lat·ed, cal·cu·lat·ing.
Origin of calculate
Examples from the Web for calculating
Cressida is not really suited for that kind of calculating existence of briefing and counter-briefing.Who Would Want To Be A Royal Princess? Not Cressida Bonas...|Tom Sykes|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Critics run that tab as high as $4 billion, calculating the lost tax revenues over 40 years.
Calculating gender differences is complicated, but the politics are simple.What Equal Pay Day? McConnell Slams Paycheck Fairness Act|Eleanor Clift|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some calculating pol, realizing that his position had become unpopular or untenable, would execute a backflip off the high board.The New Era of Evolution Helps Pols Switch Stance on Issues from Gay Marriage to Immigration|Howard Kurtz|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But given the measurement error inherent in calculating GDP, this is very nearly a distinction without a difference.Dismal Fourth Quarter GDP: Now With Slightly Less Dismal|Megan McArdle|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Crocker's answer was a grunt; he was looking at the stars, calculating possibly in how long he could walk to heaven.The Island Pharisees|John Galsworthy
It is for want of that that we go on as we do, calculating wrongly what are the great things and what are the small things.
Do not suppose that I am asking you to be a cold-blooded, calculating person.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
Whence arise, if we leave out the mixed forms, two principal types—the calculating, the venturesome.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
Calculating an average monthly excavation of a million cubic yards, the task would have required 17 years to complete.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
- to suppose; think
- to intend (to do something)
Word Origin for calculate
1710, "carrying out calculations," present participle adjective from calculate. Meaning "shrewdly or selfishly seeking advantage" is attested from c.1810.
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.