calculator

calculator

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English

Etymology

calculate +‎ -or

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/

Noun

calculator (plural calculators)

  1. A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
  2. (dated) A person who performs mathematical calculation
  3. A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
    • 1858, John Cumming, Thy Word is Truth: an apology for Christianity (page 112)
      You have in the merchant the shrewd calculator of probable contingencies; we shall see that we have in the prophet the absolute proclaimer of necessary and inevitable facts.
  4. (obsolete) A set of mathematical tables.

Synonyms

  • (electronic device): electronic calculator, pocket calculator
  • (mechanical device): adding machine
  • (person who performs mathematical calculations): computer (dated)
  • (person who schemes): plotter, schemer
  • (mathematical tables): ready reckoner, tables

Derived terms

  • electronic calculator
  • pocket calculator

Related terms

  • calculate

Translations

See also

  • ready reckoner
  • slide rule
  • tables
  • calculator on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Cebuano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: cal‧cu‧la‧tor

Etymology

From English calculator.

Noun

calculator

  1. calculator (device)

Synonyms

  • (device): calcu, kalkulador

Latin

Verb

calculātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
    1. "thou shalt be calculated, thou shalt be computed"
    2. (figuratively) "thou shalt be considered as, thou shalt be esteemed"
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
    1. "it shall be calculated, it shall be computed"
    2. (figuratively) "she shall be considered as, she shall be esteemed"

References

  • calculator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • calculator in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • calculator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • calculator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • calculator in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French calculateur; compare also English and Latin calculator.

Noun

calculator n (plural calculatoare)

  1. calculator (device)
  2. computer
    Synonyms: computer, ordinator

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