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number-cruncher

or number cruncher

[nuhm-ber-kruhn-cher] /ˈnʌm bərˌkrʌn tʃər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program.
Origin of number-cruncher
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
Related forms
number-crunching, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for number crunching

number crunching

noun
1.
(computing) the large-scale processing of numerical data
Derived Forms
number cruncher, noun
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