Definition of calculated in English:

calculated

adjective

  • (of an action) done with full awareness of the likely consequences.

    ‘victims of vicious and calculated assaults’
    • ‘I took down the details more out of frustration with my job, a wish to explore other avenues, than a calculated decision to study art.’
    • ‘Rudd has taken a calculated decision to go public.’
    • ‘Sensing the shift in ruling circles, and the possibility of winning government, they made a calculated decision that their best interests lay in burying the whole issue.’
    • ‘Providing you think things through before you buy, you can be sure that you will make a calculated decision.’
    • ‘First, an adult might make a calculated decision ‘to bury the hatchet.’’
    • ‘The evidence suggests the cover-up was conscious, calculated and ongoing.’
    • ‘Jane accuses the firm of using a calculated strategy to fire her because she had been there 11 years and was paid a higher salary than new workers.’
    • ‘‘You took a pre-meditated, calculated and awful revenge,’ the judge told him.’
    • ‘I find that she made a calculated decision post-separation to ‘run down the clock’ on the property and financial issues with her husband.’
    • ‘The new employees haven't understood that having a liberal returns policy is a calculated financial decision on our part.’
    • ‘Officials generally believe that war results from a calculated, purposive, conscious decision.’
    • ‘Still, if the price is a psychological barrier, rather than a calculated decision, the investor probably shouldn't be buying anyway.’
    • ‘The peculiar humour of the book has endured a harmless populist transformation, but that does not play like a disadvantageous calculated decision but like inspired fun.’
    • ‘No-one thought that the concentration camp was a natural disaster: everyone knew that it was the calculated consequence of an evil vision.’
    • ‘The experience-its calculated mystery, its silliness-was fun, but the whole phenomenon begs the question: what for?’
    • ‘The judge called the attempted robbery planned and calculated and said he had a duty to protect the public and vulnerable premises.’
    • ‘The idea seems to have caught on in the market for housing accessories where every decision is a calculated choice, often involving the whole family.’
    • ‘This trial judge, as I read her Honour's findings, found the conduct at least towards the end of the impulsive scale rather than closer to a calculated decision.’
    • ‘That's what makes music great, it's an emotional, personal impulse, not a calculated decision.’
    • ‘The company made a calculated business decision that the number of people it needed to compensate would be less than the profits.’
    deliberate, premeditated, planned, pre-planned, preconceived, intentional, intended, done on purpose, purposeful, purposive, thought out in advance
    aforethought
    considered, conscious, studied, strategic
    prepense
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Pronunciation:

calculated

/ˈkalkjʊleɪtɪd/