
Definition of Calculator
1. Noun. An expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines).
Generic synonyms: Expert
Specialized synonyms: Adder, Number Cruncher, Actuary, Statistician, Subtracter
Derivative terms: Calculate, Compute, Computerise, Estimate, Figure, Reckon
2. 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
Definition of Calculator
1. n. One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.
Definition of Calculator
1. Noun. A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations. ¹
2. Noun. (dated) A person who performs mathematical calculation ¹
3. Noun. A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming). ¹
4. Noun. (obsolete) A set of mathematical tables. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Calculator
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Literary usage of Calculator
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Education Indicators: An International Perspective by Nancy Matheson, Laura H. Salganik, Richard P. Phelps, Marianne Perie (1997)
"In some cases, calculator use appeared related to the percentage of students in
each country who had a calculator; for example, only 20 percent of ..."
2. A Treatise on Metalliferous Minerals and Mining by David Christopher Davies (1892)
"Direct calculator"—the only calculator published giving ... "DIRECT calculator (D) "
has from 1000 to 10000 Tons in addition to the (Dl) calculator. 75. ..."
3. The Locomotive Engine and Its Development, a Popular Treatise on the Gradual by Clement Edwin Stretton (1895)
"D reel calculator"—the only calculator published giving exact charge for Cwts.,
... DIRECT calculator (D) " has from 1000 to 10000 Tons in addition to the ..."
4. Origin of Modern Calculating Machines: A Chronicle of the Evolution of the by J. A. V. Turck (1921)
"... The HighSpeed calculator AS previously stated, the calculating machine was
old when Felt improved the Art by combining the keydrive with a plurality ..."
5. The Model Locomotive Engineer, Fireman, and Engineboy: Comprising a by Michael Reynolds (1896)
"Direct calculator "—the only calculator published giving exact charge for ...
"DIRECT calculator (D) " has from 1000 to 10000 Tons in addition to the (Ds) ..."