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# calculating (adj.)

1710, "carrying out calculations," present-participle adjective from calculate (v.). The meaning "given to forethought and shrewdly or selfishly seeking advantage, scheming," is attested from 1802.

calculating (n.)

1710, "calculation," verbal noun from calculate (v.). **Calculating-machine** "mechanical computer, machine which performs mathematical calculations" is from 1830 [Babbage].

updated on October 30, 2022

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