calculating calculating  /ˈkælkjə ˌleɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) used of persons



  1. And Waxman agreed to bar the EPA for five years from calculating how much greenhouse gas emissions are generated when forests are converted to crop fields for ethanol and biofuels.
  2. In politics, cold, calculating reason has its limits.
  3. Engineers had been calculating fatigue life the wrong way for 60 years.


  1. Lebanon error a boon for schools

    A bookkeeping snafu means the city of Lebanon must pay the Lebanon and Kings school districts $500,000 in tax increment financing money. City Auditor Shareé Dick said after 20 years the schools in a TIF district must be made whole. The first of many TIFs turned 20 in 2009, and she said she calculated the amount incorrectly. “I should have been calculating the schools distribution of full millage ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Today's Pulse

  2. Virginia guidance on teacher evaluations draws flak

    To help schools meet the new requirement to evaluate teachers based on student achievement, Virginia officials created a method for calculating how much students learned in a year. By extension, they believe that the same method can show how well teachers are doing their jobs.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Staunton News Leader


  1. "Starting now, small business owners that provide health care to their workers can sit down at the end of the week, look at their expenses, and begin calculating how much money they're going to save," Obama said.
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. Andrei Lankov, of South Korea's Kookmin University, said the sinking showed that the Pyongyang regime "is becoming less calculating, less rational and less Machiavellian than it used to be".
    on May 19, 2010 By: Andrei Lankov Source: AFP

  3. "Her strengths are she is very smart, she is very tough and she is very calculating. And I don't think that we should underestimate the appeal she would have to suburban women," said Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican party who is...
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: Ed Gillespie Source: Guardian Unlimited

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