What does calculating mean?

Definitions for calculatingˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word calculating.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd(adj)

    used of persons

    "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"


  1. calculating(Adjective)

    Which has the ability to calculate.

  2. calculating(Adjective)

    Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculating

    of Calculate

  2. Calculating(adj)

    of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations

  3. Calculating(adj)

    given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition

  4. Calculating(noun)

    the act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calculating in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calculating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Moore Colby:

    Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.

  2. Walter Jones:

    Everything up here is about money, everything up here is about calculating your next step.

  3. Mexican Environment Secretary Rafael Pacchiano:

    We are calculating that three to four times more butterflies will arrive compared to last year.

  4. Scott Shellenberger:

    The governor should not be using his last days in office to show any mercy to these cold, calculating murderers.

  5. Anna Lappe:

    Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.

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