calculating machine

Definitions of calculating machine
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n a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations

Synonyms:
calculator
Types:
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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
Type of:
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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