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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
References in classic literature ?
The West Wind is too great a king to be a dissembler: he is no calculator plotting deep schemes in a sombre heart; he is too strong for small artifices; there is passion in all his moods, even in the soft mood of his serene days, in the grace of his blue sky whose immense and unfathomable tenderness reflected in the mirror of the sea embraces, possesses, lulls to sleep the ships with white sails.
He jumbled different accounts together, which was taken advantage of by some of the noblemen who had retained those habits since the time of Monsieur Mazarin -- who had a poor memory, but was a good calculator.
Old Comcomly, who held sway over them, was a shrewd calculator.
During this time Nicholl, the calculator, looked over the minutes of their passage, and worked out figures with unparalleled dexterity.
The most exact calculator has no prescience that somewhat incalculable may not balk the very next moment.
Your uncle is, and always will be, a dull calculator, Nell," observed the mother, after a long pause in a conversation that had turned on the labours of the day; "a lazy hand at figures and foreknowledge is that said Ishmael Bush
The circumstance of having another listener to the wonders unfolded by Wegg, or, as it were, another calculator to cast up the guineas found in teapots, chimneys, racks and mangers, and other such banks of deposit, seemed greatly to heighten Mr Boffin's enjoyment; while Silas Wegg, for his part, though of a jealous temperament which might under ordinary circumstances have resented the anatomist's getting into favour, was so very anxious to keep his eye on that gentleman--lest, being too much left to himself, he should be tempted to play any tricks with the precious document in his keeping--that he never lost an opportunity of commending him to Mr Boffin's notice as a third party whose company was much to be desired.
But then, you see, he's made good use of his time,--a first-rate calculator,-- can tell you the cubic contents of anything in no time, and put me up the other day to a new market for Swedish bark; he's uncommonly knowing in manufactures, that young fellow.
It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do; but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse, at any single moment in the soul of one of these its quiet servants, with the composed faces and the regulated actions.
We thought simply giving people the information they are searching for about mortgages without any fuss or bother was a great idea," said Daniel Brown from calculator.
Effects of calculator use on arithmetic and conceptual skills of nursing students.
Pocket electronic devices became widespread in the 1970s, especially after the invention of the microprocessor developed by Intel for the Japanese calculator company Busicom.