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.
1791: Charles Babbage, English inventor of a calculating machine, was born.
Babbage was already known for his design for a calculating machine, which he called a "Difference Engine," a reputation he would consolidate with his design for an "Analytical Engine" (1834).
Back in 1947, 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.
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.
Because he's an arrogantly impatient man with social skills at zero, no one but Joan (Keira Knightley) can really stand him until his mysterious calculating machine cracks Enigma.
in no way hinders any reading progression though they will bring delighted pause to more adult minds; a tame albatross is named Coleridge, previous governesses include Hebe Poppins (ran away with a sweep) and Jane Ear (with a fire-setting tendency), the inventor of a calculating machine was Charles Cabbage and there's a fey looking lady novelist named Mary Shellfish.
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.