## calculating

[-lāt′iŋ]

adjective

- shrewd or cunning, esp. in a selfish way; scheming
- performing calculations

## calculating

adjective

- Capable of performing calculations:
*a calculating machine.* - a. Shrewd; crafty:
*the calculating defense of an experienced attorney.*b. Coldly scheming or conniving.

*Related Forms:*

**cal′cu·lat′ing·ly**adverb

## calculating

Adjective

(*comparative* more calculating, *superlative* most calculating)

- (especially of a robot) Which has the ability to calculate.
- (especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.

Verb

- Present participle of
*calculate*.

## calculating

Variant of calculate

transitive verb

calculated, calculating- to determine by using mathematics; compute
- to reckon or determine by reasoning, evaluating, etc.; estimate; judge
- to plan or intend for a purpose: a tale
*calculated*to mislead us - Dialectal to think, suppose, guess, etc.
- ☆ Dialectal to have in mind (
*to*go, do, etc.); intend

Origin of calculate

; from Classical Latin*calculatus*, past participle of

*calculare*, to reckon ; from

*calculus*, pebble, stone used in doing arithmetic, diminutive of

*calx*, limestone: see calcium

intransitive verb

- to make a computation
- to rely or depend (
*on*)