
Definition of Calculating machine
1. Noun. A small machine that is used for mathematical calculations.
Specialized synonyms: Abacus, Adder, Adding Machine, Totaliser, Totalizer, Counter, Tabulator, Hand Calculator, Pocket Calculator, Napier's Bones, Napier's Rods, Quipu, Subtracter
Generic synonyms: Machine
Derivative terms: Calculate
Lexicographical Neighbors of Calculating Machine
Literary usage of Calculating machine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished by Henry Howe (1856)
"Babbage's calculating machine.—Of all the machines which have been constructed
in modern times, the calculating machine ..."
2. Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished by Henry Howe, New York Museum of Science and Industry Library (1852)
"Babbage's calculating machine.—Of all the machines which have been constructed
in n«>dera times, the calculating machine ..."
3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1880)
"Dr Schuster also exhibited to the Society Grant's small calculating machine, for
the multiplication of eight figures by eight figures ; he explained its ..."
4. England in 1835: A Series of Letters Written to Friends in Germany During a by Friedrich von Raumer (1836)
"Mr. Babbage's calculating machine—Philosophy and Mathematics —Dinner party, ...
The latter showed me and another gentleman his calculating machine. ..."
5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1865)
"... calculating machine (with Photographs of the Machine by A. Claudet). ...
calculating machine ..."
6. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"A calculating machine, called the difference engine, was constructed by Mr. ...
600 represents a simple form of calculating machine devised by Mr. George B. ..."