number-cruncher

or num·ber crunch·er

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. number ten,
  2. number theory,
  3. number three wood,
  4. number two,
  5. number work,
  6. numbered account,
  7. numberless,
  8. numberplate,
  9. numbers,
  10. numbers game

Origin of number-cruncher

First recorded in 1965–70

Related formsnum·ber-crunch·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for number crunching

number crunching

noun

computing the large-scale processing of numerical data
Derived Formsnumber cruncher, noun

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