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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Calculator \Cal"cu*la*tor\, n. [L.: cf. F. calculateur.]
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.
Ambition is no exact calculator. --Burke.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating
machines) [syn: calculator, reckoner, figurer,
2: a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
[syn: calculator, calculating machine]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "calculator":
CA, CPA, Comptometer, abacist, abacus, accountant,
accountant general, actuary, adding, adding machine,
analog computer, arithmograph, arithmometer, auditor,
bank accountant, bank examiner, bookkeeper, calculating machine,
cash register, certified public accountant, chartered accountant,
clerk, comptroller, computation, computer, controller,
cost accountant, cost keeper, counter, difference engine,
digital computer, electronic computer, estimator, figurer,
intriguer, journalizer, listing machine, machinator, maneuverer,
manipulator, pari-mutuel machine, quipu, reckoner, recorder,
registrar, rule, schemer, slide rule, sliding scale, statistician,
strategist, suan pan, tabulator, tactician, wire-puller
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
Syn. for bitty box.
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
(Or "calculator") /bit'ee boks/ A computer
sufficiently small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a
hacker acute claustrophobia at the thought of developing
software on or for it. The term is especially used of small,
obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal computers such
as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80
or IBM PC, but the term is a general pejorative opposite of
"real computer" (see Get a real computer!).
See also mess-dos, toaster, toy.
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