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cal·cu·la·tor

 (kăl′kyə-lā′tər)
n.
1. One that calculates, as:
a. An electronic or mechanical device for the performance of mathematical computations.
b. A person who operates such a machine or otherwise makes calculations.
2. A set of mathematical tables used to aid in calculating.

calculator

(ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtə)
n
1. (Mathematics) a device for performing mathematical calculations, esp an electronic device that can be held in the hand
2. a person or thing that calculates
3. (Mathematics) a set of tables used as an aid to calculations

cal•cu•la•tor

(ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər)

n.
1. a small, hand-operated electronic or mechanical device that performs calculations.
2. a set of tables that facilitate calculation.
3. a person who calculates.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calculator - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)calculator - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
adder - a person who adds numbers
number cruncher - someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations
actuary, statistician - someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
subtracter - a person who subtracts numbers
2.calculator - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculationscalculator - 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
Translations
آلَةٌ حَاسِبَةحاسِب، حاسِبَه، عَدّاد
kalkulačkapočítačka
lommeregnerregnemaskine
laskinlaskija
kalkulator
számológépzsebszámológép
reiknivél, tölva
計算機
계산기
calculator
kalkulačka
kalkulator
računalo
miniräknareräknarekalkylator
เครื่องคิดเลข
hesap makinesihesap makinası
máy tính

calculator

[ˈkælkjʊleɪtəʳ] N (= machine) → calculadora f

calculator

[ˈkælkjʊleɪtər] n
(also pocket calculator) → calculatrice de poche f, calculette f
(on computer)calculatrice f
(= formula) → formule f de calcul

calculator

n
(= machine)Rechner m
(= person)Kalkulator(in) m(f), → Rechnungsbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f
(= table of figures)Rechentabelle f

calculator

[ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtəʳ] ncalcolatrice f

calculate

(ˈkӕlkjuleit) verb
to count or estimate, using numbers. Calculate the number of days in a century.
ˈcalculable adjective
ˌcalcuˈlation noun
ˈcalculator noun
a machine for calculating. Use a calculator for adding all those numbers.

calculator

آلَةٌ حَاسِبَة kalkulačka lommeregner Taschenrechner αριθμομηχανή calculadora laskin calculatrice kalkulator calcolatrice 計算機 계산기 rekenmachine kalkulator kalkulator calculadora калькулятор miniräknare เครื่องคิดเลข hesap makinesi máy tính 计算器
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