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Definition of "calculating" []

  • Capable of performing calculations: a calculating machine. (adjective)
  • Shrewd; crafty: the calculating defense of an experienced attorney. (adjective)
  • Coldly scheming or conniving. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calculating" in a sentence
  • "Will Gillis on sf's changing face: Are your imaginative powers really so weak that what they call the calculating machine, or how they ..."
  • "What is being overlooked is that for the bulk of movie goers the ticket price is only one, probably relatively minor, part of the total "cost" in calculating how to spend their resources -- including their own time."
  • "It would require that pi, used in calculating the area of a circle, be a precise or a “rational” number."