Definition of Calculating

1. Adjective. Used of persons. "The most calculating and selfish men in the community"

Exact synonyms: Calculative, Conniving, Scheming, Shrewd
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Calculate, Shrewdness



Definition of Calculating

1. a. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.

2. n. The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.

Definition of Calculating

1. Adjective. (context: especially of a robot) Which has the ability to calculate. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of calculate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calculating

1. calculate [v] - See also: calculate

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Literary usage of Calculating

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1. Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company, John B. Litto, Steven C. Stultz (1913)
"It has been used in this way for calculating the average transfer rate from boiler tests in which the capacity has varied from an evaporation of a little ..."

2. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"11 Sei Am S 75:221 Ар 5 '13 calculating Exponential computer. ... WN Polakov. plan Power 37:596-7 Ap 29 '13 calculating machines Controlled-key adding and ..."

3. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"calculating ABILITY The inheritance of great mathematical ability cannot be denied and is well illustrated in the case of Bernoulli: Jacques, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1881)
"V. " On the Potential Radix as a Means of calculating Logarithms to any ... But a complete method of calculating logarithms should be independent of ..."

5. Der Infantilismus, die Asthenie und deren Beziehungen zum Nervensystem: A by Paul Mathes, E. H. (Edward Holyoke) Farrington, F. W. (Fritz Wilhelm) Woll (1911)
"The simplest method of calculating dividends at creameries is to base the calculations on 'the amount of butter fat delivered by the various patrons. ..."

6. Death by Default: a policy of fatal neglict in China's State Orphanages by Robin Munro, Jeff Rigsby, Human Rights Watch/Asia (1996)
"... calculating mortality rates from the raw population statistics for a single year, as given in Table 3.3, poses a statistical problem The most obvious ..."

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