calculating machine

Definitions of calculating machine
  1. noun
    a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
    synonyms: calculator
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    abacus
    a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves
    adder
    a machine that adds numbers
    adding machine, totaliser, totalizer
    a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions
    counter, tabulator
    a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
    hand calculator, pocket calculator
    a calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket
    Napier's bones, Napier's rods
    a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier
    quipu
    calculator consisting of a cord with attached cords; used by ancient Peruvians for calculating and keeping records
    subtracter
    a machine that subtracts numbers
    pulse counter
    an electronic counter that counts the number of electric pulses
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    machine
    any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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