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slide rule

n.
A device consisting of two logarithmically scaled rules mounted to slide along each other so that multiplication, division, and other more complex computations are reduced to the mechanical equivalent of addition or subtraction.

slide rule

n
(Mathematics) a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each strip graduated in two or more logarithmic scales of numbers, trigonometric functions, etc. It employs the same principles as logarithm tables

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n.
a mechanical calculator consisting of a ruler with a sliding section, both bearing logarithmic scales.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.slide rule - analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculationsslide rule - analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators
analog computer, analogue computer - a computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
Translations

slide rule

n (Math) → regolo calcolatore
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Hendrick took out three defenders with a sliderule pass to Lennon and the winger flew into the box but his cut-back could not find a team-mate.
Matteo Darmian's sliderule pass released Jesse Lingard down the inside right, and the England forward's cutback was buried by Smalling.
But the hosts regained their two-goal advantage six minutes later when midfielder Javier Pastore produced a great sliderule pass for Cavani, who calmly chipped over the onrushing Oukidja before then netting his second.
Completing 90 minutes was a significant milestone 8 GYLFI SIGURDSSON Excellent discipline but little opportunity to show creativity until that excellent sliderule equaliser 7 DOM CALVERT-LEWIN Met his aerial match in van Dijk but offered a focal point.