cal|cu|la|tor

cal|cu|la|tor
cal|cu|la|tor «KAL kyuh LAY tuhr», noun.
1. a) a calculating machine or computer: »

The bookkeeper used a desk calculator to help keep the accounts. It will be immediately appreciated that within the calculator proper there is need for considerable storage of information (Science News).

b) a person who calculates: »

Most store clerks are rapid calculators.

c) a person who operates a calculating machine.
2. a book or set of tables used in calculation.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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