adjective Date: 1710 1. making calculations <
calculating machine
2. marked by prudent analysis or by shrewd consideration of self-interest ; schemingcalculatingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • calculating — calculatingly, adv. /kal kyeuh lay ting/, adj. 1. capable of or made for performing calculations, esp. arithmetical calculations: a calculating machine. 2. shrewd; cautious: a wise and calculating lawyer. 3. selfishly scheming: a cold and… …   Universalium

  • calculating — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ coldly ▪ She caught a coldly calculating glint in the other woman s eye. PHRASES ▪ cold and calculating …   Collocations dictionary

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