### What does **calculator** mean?

# Definitions for **calculator**

ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tərcal·cu·la·tor

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **calculator**.

### Princeton's WordNet

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

### Wiktionary

calculator(Noun)

A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.

calculator(Noun)

A person who performs mathematical calculation

calculator(Noun)

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

calculator(Noun)

A set of mathematical tables.

### Wikipedia

Calculator

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%.

### Webster Dictionary

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

**Etymology:**[L.: cf. F. calculateur.]

### Freebase

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

calculator

Syn. for bitty box.

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### British National Corpus

Written Corpus Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of calculator in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of calculator in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

### Examples of calculator in a Sentence

Even a genius, without spiritual awareness, is still just a great

**calculator**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.Mathematics is not how fast you calculate, rather mathematics is how well you understand. Because a

**calculator**can solve faster than anyone, but is unable to understand the difficult problems of differential calculus and integration.They wanted the same sort of deal as Mercedes and some money. So we tried to work it out. We got a

**calculator**and worked out what nine years would be, what we've done for them is not anything that we need to do, or had to, but we've done it to try and be helpful and keep Renault in Formula One. Our agreement is with Renault and not with Lotus.I recommend everyone take a look at their paycheck and make sure it makes sense, the IRS has a withholding

**calculator**that walks through the variables you would want to consider when filling out a W4.

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## Translations for **calculator**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- آلة حاسبةArabic
- kalkulyatorAzerbaijani
- калькулятарBelarusian
- сметачна машина, изчислител, калкулаторBulgarian
- calculadoraCatalan, Valencian
- kalkulátor, kalkulačkaCzech
- cyfrifiannellWelsh
- lommeregnerDanish
- Rechner, TaschenrechnerGerman
- κομπιουτεράκι, αριθμομηχανήGreek
- kalkuliloEsperanto
- calculador, calculadoraSpanish
- kalkulaator, taskuarvutiEstonian
- kalkulagailuBasque
- ماشین حسابPersian
- laskuri, taulukko, laskija, laskin, laskelmoija, laskukoneFinnish
- calculette, calculatriceFrench
- bûsrekkenmasine, rekkenmasineWestern Frisian
- áireamhánIrish
- àireamhairScottish Gaelic
- co-earrooderManx
- טבלת חישובים, מחשבון, מונהHebrew
- परिकलकHindi
- számológépHungarian
- հաշվիչArmenian
- mesin hitung, kalkulatorIndonesian
- calcolatrice, calcolatoreItalian
- 計算機, 計算者, 電卓, 計算表Japanese
- კალკულატორიGeorgian
- ಲೆಕ್ಕರಣೆKannada
- 계산기, 計算機Korean
- pêjimêrkKurdish
- ຈັກຄິດໄລ່Lao
- skaičiuotuvas, kalkuliatoriusLithuanian
- kalkulatorsLatvian
- mpikajyMalagasy
- дигитрон, сметач, калкулаторMacedonian
- mesin kira, kalkulatorMalay
- ဂဏန်းတွက်စက်Burmese
- calculator, berekenaar, rekentoestel, planner, zakrekenmachine, rekenmachineDutch
- kalkulatorNorwegian
- kalkulatorPolish
- 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
- गणकयन्त्रम्Sanskrit
- računar, рачунар, računalo, рачуналоSerbo-Croatian
- kalkulačkaSlovak
- računalo, kalkulatorSlovene
- räknare, miniräknare, kalkylatorSwedish
- கணிப்பான்Tamil
- గణికుడుTelugu
- เครื่องคิดเลขThai
- pantayaTagalog
- hesap makinesiTurkish
- калькуляторUkrainian
- máy tính cầm tayVietnamese

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