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 for calculating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculate \Cal"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calculater; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Calculating.] [L, calculatus, p. p. of
     calculate, fr. calculus a pebble, a stone used in reckoning;
     hence, a reckoning, fr. calx, calcis, a stone used in gaming,
     limestone. See Calx.]
     1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes,
        usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up;
        to estimate; to compute.
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              A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.
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     2. To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological
        computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions
        of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences
        of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
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              A cunning man did calculate my birth. --Shak.
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     3. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or
        calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means
        to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the
        government and protection of a free people.
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              [Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
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     4. To plan; to expect; to think. [Local, U. S.]
     Syn: To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate.
     Usage: To Calculate, Compute. Reckon, Count. These
            words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given
            result in regard to quantity. We calculate with a view
            to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to
            calculate an eclipse. We compute by combining given
            numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We reckon
            and count in carrying out the details of a
            computation. These words are also used in a secondary
            and figurative sense. "Calculate is rather a
            conjection from what is, as to what may be;
            computation is a rational estimate of what has been,
            from what is; reckoning is a conclusive conviction, a
            pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; counting
            indicates an expectation. We calculate on a gain; we
            compute any loss sustained, or the amount of any
            mischief done; we reckon on a promised pleasure; we
            count the hours and minutes until the time of
            enjoyment arrives" --Crabb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing
        or able to perform mathematical calculations.
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     2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting;
        scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, n.
     The act or process of making mathematical computations or of
     estimating results.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in
             the community" [syn: calculating, calculative,
             conniving, scheming, shrewd]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "calculating":
     Byzantine, Machiavellian, artful, canny, careful, chary, chiseling,
     circumspect, collusive, computational, computative, computing,
     connivent, conniving, considerate, conspiring, contriving,
     covinous, crafty, cunning, deceitful, designing, devious, discreet,
     disingenuous, enumerative, estimating, estimative, false,
     falsehearted, finagling, forsworn, foxy, fraudulent, furtive,
     gingerly, guarded, guileful, indirect, insidious, insincere,
     intriguing, knowing, manipulative, numerative, pawky, perjured,
     plotting, quantifying, safe, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd,
     slick, slippery, sly, sneaky, statistical, stratagemical, subtile,
     subtle, surreptitious, treacherous, trickish, tricky, two-faced,
     uncandid, underhand, underhanded, unfrank, unsincere, untruthful,
     up to, wary, wily

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