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.tɚ/, [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; (puristic): handreckoner, scorer
- (mechanical device): adding machine
- (person who performs mathematical calculations): computer (dated)
- (person who schemes): plotter, schemer
- (mathematical tables): ready reckoner, tables
- calculate
- ready reckoner
- slide rule
- tables
- Category:calculators on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Calculator”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume II (C), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, pages 27–28, column 3.
Unadapted borrowing from English calculator.
- IPA^{(key)}: /kalkjuˈleitoɾ/, [kɐl̪.kjʊˈl̪iɪ.t̪oɾ̪]
calculator (Badlit spelling ᜃᜎ᜔ᜃ᜔ᜌᜓᜎᜒᜌ᜔ᜆᜓᜇ᜔)
- calculator (device)
- Synonyms: calcu, kalkulador
From calculō (“I calculate”) + -tor.
- (Classical Latin) IPA^{(key)}: /kal.kuˈlaː.tor/, [käɫ̪kʊˈɫ̪äːt̪ɔr]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA^{(key)}: /kal.kuˈla.tor/, [kälkuˈläːt̪or]
calculātor m (genitive calculātōris, feminine calculātrīx); third declension
- calculator, bookkeeper, accountant
- computer, one versed in/teacher of arithmetic
Third-declension noun.
- calculātrīx
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"
- → Ancient Greek: καλκουλάτωρ (kalkoulátōr)
- “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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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
Borrowed from French calculateur; compare also English and Latin calculator. Equivalent to calcula + -tor.
calculator n (plural calculatoare)
- calculator (device)
- computer
- Synonyms: computer, ordinator