Origin of ready reckoner
First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for ready reckoner
He had no more need for a ready-reckoner than a centipede has of legs.
We have checked that statement, with the aid of a ready-reckoner and a Latin dictionary, and we find it substantially correct.
True, all turns on your Ready-Reckoner being moderately correct,—being not insupportably incorrect!Past and Present
The French word barme or barrme, a ready-reckoner, is derived from his name.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
The ready-reckoner was, therefore, the money-maker for Morgan, who seemed to carry an inexhaustible supply.
- a table of numbers used to facilitate simple calculations, esp one for applying rates of discount, interest, charging, etc, to different sums
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