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1. Determined by mathematical calculation.
2. Undertaken after careful estimation of the likely outcome: a calculated risk.
3. Made or planned to accomplish a certain purpose; deliberate: calculated modesty.
4. Likely; apt.

cal′cu·lat′ed·ly adv.
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in a calculated manner
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