number-cruncher

number-cruncher
/num"beuhr krun'cheuhr/, n. Informal.
a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program.
[1965-70]

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number-cruncher and number-crunching see under ↑number
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Main Entry:crunch
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numˈber-cruncher noun (informal)
1. A computer designed to carry out large quantities of complex numerical calculations
2. A person who operates such a computer, or carries out such calculations in his or her head
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Main Entry:number

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