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calculated risk

A risky action that has been carefully considered beforehand, in which the chance or likelihood of a beneficial outcome outweighs the risk or cost of failure. We decided to take the calculated risk of going to trial, rather than settling out of court.
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calculate (something) into (something)

To include a particular amount as one does calculations. When you submit your travel expenses for reimbursement, be sure to calculate gas into the total. Wait, I didn't calculate the tip into each person's total, so we need to give the server more money.
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calculate on (something)

To consider or think about something. He'll have an answer for you soon—he's been calculating on your offer for days.
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calculated risk

A chance taken after careful estimation of the probable outcome, as in Taking their dispute to arbitration was definitely a calculated risk. This term uses calculated in the sense of "planned with forethought," a usage from the mid-1800s. Its pairing with risk dates from World War II, when the chances for losing bombers were taken into account before a bombing mission was sent out. After the war the term was transferred to other undertakings where taking a chance to succeed had to be weighed against the costs of failure.
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For a weak-focusing storage ring like SURF, most equilibrium parameters can be calculated analytically.
For this study, the team calculated a health-protective pesticide reference dose by dividing each pesticide's oral BM[D.
However, using modern casting simulation software, the solidification time of every point within a casting can be calculated quickly without estimation.
Option B requires you to sort your data according to how you want subtotals calculated or--in this example--by company division.
In figure 5, the "X"s indicate one-half the calculated change in current due to the stimulus voltage.
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Direction of flow, shear stress, pressure, temperature profile across the thickness, and cooling rate are calculated and recorded at the time each layer freezes off.
During the years 1991 through 1993, the excise tax on chemicals used in rigid foam insulation is determined by multiplying the tax, as calculated under section 4682(g)(2)(B), by the applicable percentages set forth in Temp.
In TRUCKS, a trucking company reimbursed truckers for expenses on a per-diem rate based on the "load revenue," which was calculated "primarily by the number of miles driven, but is modified to account for weather, unloading and reloading, and road conditions in the particular area.
3-Wire Measure - enter Wire Size (or use calculated Best Wire size) and 3-Wire Measurement to calculate pitch diameter
This percent die swell is calculated from equation 4.
Square footage counts of these apartments can be calculated using any method, but are more likely to be measured from interior to interior.
In general, LIFO inventory is calculated by comparing current-year costs to base-year costs to determine an inflation factor (index).
Thus you can look at the results calculated by each part of the formula.