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English definition of “calculating”

calculating

adjective    /ˈkæl·kjəˌleɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
using other people or situations as a way to get something you want, esp. in a selfish or secret way: The letter reveals a very calculating young man who had always sought a career in politics.
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