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calculated

adjective     /ˈkæl.kjʊ.leɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/
C2 planned or arranged in order to produce a particular effect: It was a cruel, calculated crime with absolutely no justification. [+ to infinitive] It's a policy that was hardly calculated to (= will not) win votes.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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