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Pronunciation:  'kalkyu`leyting

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

CALCULATING is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: calculative, conniving, hard, scheming, shrewd



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cal"cu*la`ting\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing
       or able to perform mathematical calculations.
    2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting;
       scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.
    {Calculating machine}, a machine for the mechanical
       performance of mathematical operations, for the most part
       invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It
       computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a
       high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a
       leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then
       directly made.
  2. \Cal"cu*la`ting\, n.
    The act or process of making mathematical computations or of
    estimating results.
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