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calculating machine

  1. calculator(def 2).
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Origin of calculating machine

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for calculating machine

Historical Examples

  • I should like to give a description of my calculating-machine; but time fails.

    Leibniz's New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding

    John Dewey

  • The rule of the many will be about as merciful as a calculating-machine, and as moral as a lawn-mower.