Definitions for calculatorˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•cu•la•torˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər(n.)

  1. a small, hand-operated electronic or mechanical device that performs calculations.

    Category: Electronics, Computers

  2. a set of tables that facilitate calculation.

    Category: Math

  3. a person who calculates.

Origin of calculator:

1375–1425

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer(noun)

    an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

  2. calculator, calculating machine(noun)

    a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. calculator(noun)ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tər

    an electronic device that does mathematical operations

Wiktionary

  1. calculator(Noun)

    A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.

  2. calculator(Noun)

    A person who performs mathematical calculation

  3. calculator(Noun)

    A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).

  4. calculator(Noun)

    A set of mathematical tables.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calculator(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Calculator

    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

  1. calculator

    Syn. for bitty box.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calculator' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3772


Translations for calculator

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

calculator(noun)

a machine for calculating

Use a calculator for adding all those numbers.

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