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tabulator

[ tab-yuh-ley-ter ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that tabulates.


tabulator

/ ˈtæbjʊˌleɪtə /

noun

  1. a device for setting the automatic stops that locate the column margins on a typewriter
  2. computing a machine that reads data from one medium, such as punched cards, producing lists, tabulations, or totals, usually on a continuous sheet of paper
  3. any machine that tabulates data


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tabulator1

First recorded in 1880–85; tabulate + -or 2

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Example Sentences

Tabulators then revisit all the ballots that went to that last-place candidate and redistribute their votes to the candidates listed as second choice on those voter’s ballots.

County officials said this week that they would replace voting equipment and tabulators that had been handled by the contractors out of concerns that the review process has compromised the equipment’s security.

Each of those ballots must be fed into the tabulator one at a time.

I've been studying the design of the Election Tabulator, and I've discovered a wonderful opportunity for you and me.

Finally, he said, "Do you know what the penalty is for jimmying the Tabulator to influence voting?"

"They sent 'Tabulator' Burke up for ballot frauds," said a voter who stood up in a far corner.

The tabulator in either form does not interfere with the use of the machine for other work, such as correspondence, etc.

The invention of the tabulator has enormously increased the scope of the machine in this direction.

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