calculating machine


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Noun1.calculating machine - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculationscalculating machine - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
abacus - a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves
adder - a machine that adds numbers
adding machine, totaliser, totalizer - a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions
tabulator, counter - a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
hand calculator, pocket calculator - a calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Napier's bones, Napier's rods - a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier
quipu - calculator consisting of a cord with attached cords; used by ancient Peruvians for calculating and keeping records
subtracter - a machine that subtracts numbers
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calculating machine

calculating machine

n(macchina) calcolatrice f
References in classic literature ?
In asking a question of a calculating machine, you must use its language: you must not address it in English, any more than you would address an Englishman in Chinese.
These girls worked in the pay department at Dorman Long's Britannia Works and using what would now be regarded as a rather primitive form of a calculating machine, they provided pay slips.
1791: Charles Babbage, English inventor of a calculating machine, was born.
However, on this occasion, he pinpointed a reason for his preference: Brian Clough was a warm human being, Alex Ferguson never less than a cold calculating machine even when he was being "nice".
He also designed and built several working prototypes of an innovative calculating machine which employed his idea of a stepped drum (Staffelwalze) or "Leibniz wheel.
Instead, the Ukip leader has allowed a little worm of a narrative to develop - that he's a bottler, a political calculating machine.
Made with a bewildering array of parts that include an oak file cabinet, a calculating machine chassis, a pneumatic pump bellow, a vacuum tube, pressure gauges, metal tubing and a crystal ball, the mystic seer delivers a "fortune" based on the payee's sign of the zodiac and a whispered yes-or-no question - all for the price of one quarter.
Aiken, Proposed Automatic Calculating Machine, in ORIGINS OF DIGITAL COMPUTERS: SELECTED PAPERS 195, 197 (David Gries ed.
FEAST OF STEPHEN 1791: Charles Babbage, English inventor of a calculating machine, was born.
It was during these visits that he came up with the design for a calculating machine as well as the infinitesimal calculus.
However, ecologists must remember that the cumbersome, electric calculating machine had not yet been invented.
Colossus was the first programmable, electronic, digital calculating machine, and has a claim to being the first modern computer.