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.

Origin of number-cruncher

First recorded in 1965–70

Related forms

num·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 Forms

number cruncher, noun
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