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adjective as in figured by mathematical calculation

adjective as in deliberately planned

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For tornadoes, it involves hours of driving around in specialty vehicles and waiting, steered not by adrenaline but calculated decisions on how to intercept the storm.

From Ozy

It was a calculated and cruel tactic, which he regularly deploys to unleash a wave of harassment and vitriol at his intended target.

Aaron Rodgers acknowledges his future in Green Bay is “uncertain,” and Russell Wilson appears to be on a calculated mission to make the Seattle Seahawks uncomfortable.

They make calculated decisions to stay in toxic environments, betting on an eventual payout.

From Eater

For companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and Taskrabbit, it’s a calculated move to avoid the cost of benefits and federal payroll taxes.

From Quartz

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.

Business Insider calculated that only about eight percent of the money spent on pink merchandise went to breast cancer charities.

Men's probable actions are calculated by the law of reason; but their performance is usually the result of caprice.

So far from this, his ready mind already calculated how she might be a gainer by the arrangement.

In short, the news was exactly of that checkered order which was calculated to put us all in the highest spirits.

The thrust was nervous and ill-calculated, and the next instant the skiff had blundered under the bows of the launch.

Although the gratuity has been frequently calculated in anticipation, you fail in making the mutual reminiscences agreeable.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to calculated, such as: determined, computed, estimated, figured, reckoned, and tallied.

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