English Online Dictionary. What means calculator? What does calculator mean?
English
Etymology
calculate + -or
Pronunciation
- IPA^{(key)}: /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/
Noun
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).
- 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.
- 1858, John Cumming, Thy Word is Truth: an apology for Christianity (page 112)
- (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
- calculator (device)
Synonyms
- (device): calcu, kalkulador
Latin
Verb
calculātor
- 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"
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)
- calculator (device)
- computer
- Synonyms: computer, ordinator