or num·ber crunch·er


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 formsnum·ber-crunch·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for number-crunching

Contemporary Examples of number-crunching

  • These and many other questions besides have previously been interesting matters for political and number-crunching speculation.

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    January 11, 2012