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- (especially of a robot) Which has the ability to calculate.
- (especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
2011 December 14, Steven Morris, “Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave”, in Guardian:
- Following the sentencing, Knutton said: "What sort of person does something so cold and calculating? I did not expect her to go to jail for it. I am just glad it is now all over."
which has the ability to calculate
which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner