calculated calculated  /ˈkælkjə ˌleɪ təd/


  • (adj) carefully thought out in advance



  1. From the opening kickoff, Michigan's Wolverines took a calculated risk.
  2. Fooling around with the arithmetic of propulsion, he calculated the energy-to-weight ratio of various fuels.
  3. One academic economist has calculated that excluding retirees from the figures would add about 4 percentage points to the saving rate.


  1. Filing: Gov doesn't want challenge to surveillance

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said Friday in a filing that the government is purposely dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in a calculated bid to ensure the hotly debated practices can't be challenged in the Supreme Court.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. In Memoriam: W. A. "Bill" Krause, 1935-2013

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Working hard, taking calculated risks and focusing on the future were three attributes that contributed greatly to W.A. “Bill” Krause's success.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Convenience Store News

  3. How the Dow's Price-Weighted Scoring Played Out Today

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average scores are calculated based on share prices, not percentage moves or market caps. Here's how this choice played out on Thursday.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

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  1. "This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field," Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to the Patriots.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Boston Globe

  2. INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (AP) -- Broadening his attack, Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday that Sen. Hillary Clinton's support for a summertime break from the federal gasoline tax symbolizes a candidacy consisting of "phony ideas, calculated to win...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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