business machine

business machine
: a machine (as a computer or tabulator) designed especially to facilitate clerical operations common in business or industrial firms

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a machine for expediting clerical work, as a tabulator or adding machine.

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business machine,
any machine used in a business office to speed up such operations as keeping records, bookkeeping, and processing data. Computers, duplicators, and data processors are business machines.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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