Origin of calculation
Examples from the Web for calculative
Reid was not of the slow, calculative, lead-balanced type of himself.
That also had been reasoned out in a cool and calculative way.
How can Daun, if himself merely speculative, calculative, hope that Soltikof will continue acting?History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)
"Maybe I was, and I've got rough edges on me," Taterleg returned, looking up at him with calculative eye.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
Tim took her up quickly on it, a gleam in his calculative eye, as if he saw a convincing way opening ahead of him.
- the act, process, or result of calculating
- an estimation of probability; forecast
- careful planning or forethought, esp for selfish motives
Word Origin and History for calculative
late 14c., from Late Latin calculationem (nominative calculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of calculare "to reckon, compute," from Latin calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used in counting," diminutive of calx (genitive calcis) "limestone" (see chalk (n.)).