English Online Dictionary. What means calculator? What does calculator mean?
In the sense of a person, from Middle English calkelatour (“mathematician, astrologer”), borrowed from Latin calculātor, equivalent to calculate + -or. The other meanings arose in Modern English.
- IPA(key): /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kæl.kjə.leɪ.təɹ/, [ˈkʰæɫ.kjəˌleɪ̯.ɾɚ]
calculator (plural calculators)
- A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
- (dated) A person who performs mathematical calculation
- A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
- (obsolete) A set of mathematical tables.
- (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
- electronic calculator
- pocket calculator
- ready reckoner
- slide rule
- calculator on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- “Calculator”, in James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume II (C), London: Clarendon Press, 1884–1928, OCLC 15566697, pages 27–28, column 3.
- Hyphenation: cal‧cu‧la‧tor
From English calculator.
- calculator (device)
- Synonyms: calcu, kalkulador
From calculō (“I calculate”) + -tor
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kal.kuˈlaː.tor/, [käɫ̪kʊˈɫ̪äːt̪ɔr]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kal.kuˈla.tor/, [kɑlkuˈlɑːt̪ɔr]
calculātor m (genitive calculātōris, feminine calculātrīx); third declension
- calculator, bookkeeper, accountant
- computer, one versed in/teacher of arithmetic
- second-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
- "thou shalt be calculated, thou shalt be computed"
- (figuratively) "thou shalt be considered as, thou shalt be esteemed"
- third-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
- "it shall be calculated, it shall be computed"
- (figuratively) "she shall be considered as, she shall be esteemed"
- calculator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
- calculator in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- calculator in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
- calculator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
- calculator in William Smith et al., editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin, 1890
Borrowed from French calculateur; compare also English and Latin calculator.
calculator n (plural calculatoare)
- calculator (device)
- Synonyms: computer, ordinator