calculator: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kal'kyu-lā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who calculates or computes.
  2. Also calleda small electronic or mechanical device that performs calculations, requiring manual action for each individual opertion.
  3. a person who operates such a machine.
  4. a set of tables that facilitates calculation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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