Definitions for calculatorˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cal•cu•la•torˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər(n.)
a small, hand-operated electronic or mechanical device that performs calculations.
Category: Electronics, Computers
a set of tables that facilitate calculation.
a person who calculates.
Origin of calculator:
calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer(noun)
an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
calculator, calculating machine(noun)
a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
calculator(noun)ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər
an electronic device that does mathematical operations
A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
A person who performs mathematical calculation
A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
A set of mathematical tables.
one who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects
An electronic calculator is a small, portable, often inexpensive electronic device used to perform both basic and complex operations of arithmetic. The first solid state electronic calculator was created in the 1960s, building on the extensive history of tools such as the abacus, developed around 2000 BC; and the mechanical calculator, developed in the 17th century. It was developed in parallel with the analog computers of the day. Pocket sized devices became available in the 1970s, especially after the invention of the microprocessor developed by Intel for the Japanese calculator company Busicom. Modern electronic calculators vary from cheap, give-away, credit-card sized models to sturdy desktop models with built-in printers. They became popular in the mid-1970s as integrated circuits made their size and cost small. By the end of that decade, calculator prices had reduced to a point where a basic calculator was affordable to most and they became common in schools. Computer operating systems as far back as early Unix have included interactive calculator programs such as dc and hoc, and calculator functions are included in almost all PDA-type devices.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Syn. for bitty box.
Translations for calculator
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a machine for calculating
Use a calculator for adding all those numbers.
- حاسِب، حاسِبَه، عَدّادArabic
- calculadoraPortuguese (BR)
- der RechnerGerman
- αριθμομηχανή, κομπιουτεράκιGreek
- ماشین حسابFarsi
- računar, kalkulatorCroatian
- reiknivél, (vasa) tölvaIcelandic
- kalkuliatorius, skaičiuotuvasLithuanian
- mesin kiraMalay
- kalkulator, lommeregner; regnemaskinNorwegian
- ماشین حسابPersian
- شميرونكى ، دحساب ما شينPashto
- räknema-skin, kalkylatorSwedish
- hesap makinasıTurkish
- 計算器Chinese (Trad.)
- حساب کتاب لگانے والی مشینUrdu
- máy tínhVietnamese
- 计算器Chinese (Simp.)
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