calculating etymology

English word calculating comes from English calculate

Detailed word origin of calculating

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
calculate English (eng) (intransitive, US, dialect) To plan; to expect; to think.. (intransitive, mathematics) To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process; reckon.. (transitive, mathematics) To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end.. [...]
calculating English (eng) (especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.. (especially of a robot) Which has the ability to calculate.