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Definition of calculated adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually before noun]
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  • carefully planned to get what you want a calculated insult He took a calculated risk (= a risk that you decide is worth taking even though you know it might have bad results).
  • Idioms
    be calculated to do something
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    to be intended to do something; to be likely to do something Her latest play is calculated to shock. This kind of entertainment is not calculated to be appealing to children.
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