Definitions for calculator
ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tərcal·cu·la·tor
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word calculator.
calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computernoun
an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
calculator, calculating machinenoun
a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A computer; a reckoner.
Etymology: from calculate.
An electronic calculator is typically a portable electronic device used to perform calculations, ranging from basic arithmetic to complex mathematics. The first solid-state electronic calculator was created in the early 1960s. Pocket-sized devices became available in the 1970s, especially after the Intel 4004, the first microprocessor, was developed by Intel for the Japanese calculator company Busicom. They later became used commonly within the petroleum industry (oil and gas). 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 the incorporation of integrated circuits reduced their size and cost. By the end of that decade, prices had dropped to the 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 personal digital assistant (PDA) type devices, the exceptions being a few dedicated address book and dictionary devices. In addition to general purpose calculators, there are those designed for specific markets. For example, there are scientific calculators which include trigonometric and statistical calculations. Some calculators even have the ability to do computer algebra. Graphing calculators can be used to graph functions defined on the real line, or higher-dimensional Euclidean space. As of 2016, basic calculators cost little, but scientific and graphing models tend to cost more. In 1986, calculators still represented an estimated 41% of the world's general-purpose hardware capacity to compute information. By 2007, this had diminished to less than 0.05%.
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
Etymology: [L.: cf. F. calculateur.]
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.
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British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'calculator' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3772
The numerical value of calculator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of calculator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We can have some conversations about what the impact on the instructional hours would be. We can get the calculator out and figure that out.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
Even a genius, without spiritual awareness, is still just a great calculator
You have people that will go into department stores and they'll actually have a calculator on them, they'll add up the value of what they're stealing because they know as long as it's under $950, they might as well wave at the security camera on the way out. They know there's going to be no consequence for that.
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Translations for calculator
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- آلة حاسبةArabic
- сметачна машина, изчислител, калкулаторBulgarian
- calculadoraCatalan, Valencian
- kalkulátor, kalkulačkaCzech
- Rechner, TaschenrechnerGerman
- κομπιουτεράκι, αριθμομηχανήGreek
- calculador, calculadoraSpanish
- kalkulaator, taskuarvutiEstonian
- ماشین حسابPersian
- laskuri, taulukko, laskija, laskin, laskelmoija, laskukoneFinnish
- calculette, calculatriceFrench
- bûsrekkenmasine, rekkenmasineWestern Frisian
- àireamhairScottish Gaelic
- טבלת חישובים, מחשבון, מונהHebrew
- mesin hitung, kalkulatorIndonesian
- calcolatrice, calcolatoreItalian
- 計算機, 計算者, 電卓, 計算表Japanese
- 계산기, 計算機Korean
- skaičiuotuvas, kalkuliatoriusLithuanian
- дигитрон, сметач, калкулаторMacedonian
- mesin kira, kalkulatorMalay
- calculator, berekenaar, rekentoestel, planner, zakrekenmachine, rekenmachineDutch
- calculadora, calculistaPortuguese
- chintader, calculatour, quintader, calculader, calculaturRomansh
- calculator, tabele, mașină de calculat, computere, calculatoare, computerRomanian
- таблица, расчётчик, таблицы расчётов, калькулятор, арифмометр, вычислительная машина, счётчик, счётная машинаRussian
- računar, рачунар, računalo, рачуналоSerbo-Croatian
- računalo, kalkulatorSlovene
- räknare, miniräknare, kalkylatorSwedish
- hesap makinesiTurkish
- máy tính cầm tayVietnamese
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