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  1. a person or thing that tabulates.
  2. tab1(def 7).
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Origin of tabulator

First recorded in 1880–85; tabulate + -or2
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  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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