- calculated risk,
- calculating machine,
- calculus of finite differences
Origin of calculator
Examples from the Web for calculator
I used to dismantle a calculator to understand how it works.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I read my calculator right, that would be 0.000001 per cent.
Was the calculator created only to pump up sales of the already multi-billion-dollar statin market?
According to the Times' calculator, Romney would have had to win 73 percent of the Hispanic vote to prevail in 2012.
Now you have to either buy two, or break out the calculator.
She had a figure like an ironing board and the soul of a Ramsden calculator.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
His calculator was so contrived that it would record in type the results of its own computations.
Yard after yard of calculator paper was filled with equations and computations.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
Between them, a man was bending over a makeshift desk, copying information from a calculator and a set of blueprints.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
Well, says the calculator, but who has the offices of the nation?Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
late 14c., "mathematician, one who calculates," from Latin calculator, from calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Of mechanical adding machine contraptions, from 1784. Of electronic ones, from 1946.
Electronic calculator uses 18,000 tubes to solve complex problems ["Scientific American" headline, June 1946]
An electronic device for performing automatic mathematical computations, usually controlled by a keyboard. Some are actually small computers, with limited memory, that allow the user to use simple programs.