adjective Date: 1722 1. apt, likely 2. a. worked out by mathematical calculation b. engaged in, undertaken, or displayed after reckoning or estimating the statistical probability of success or failure <
a calculated risk
3. a. planned or contrived to accomplish a purpose b. deliberate, intended <
a calculated attempt to deceive voters
calculatedly adverbcalculatedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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