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or number cruncher

[nuhm-ber-kruhn-cher] /ˈnʌm bərˌkrʌn tʃər/
noun, Informal.
a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program.
Origin of number-cruncher
First recorded in 1965-70
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number-crunching, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These and many other questions besides have previously been interesting matters for political and number-crunching speculation.

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Doing serious and difficult mathematics by computer: played chartered accountant for a few sessions of number crunching (1980s+ Computer)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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