a person who calculates or computes.
Also called calculating machine. a small electronic or mechanical device that performs calculations, requiring manual action for each individual opertion.
a person who operates such a machine.
a set of tables that facilitates calculation.
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a device for performing mathematical calculations, esp an electronic device that can be held in the hand
a person or thing that calculates
a set of tables used as an aid to calculations
Electronic calculator uses 18,000 tubes to solve complex problems [“Scientific American” headline, June 1946]
the act or process of calculating; computation. the result or product of calculating: His calculations agree with ours. an estimate based on the known facts; forecast: Her calculation of the building costs proved quite accurate. forethought; prior or careful planning. scheming selfishness. noun the act, process, or result of calculating an estimation of probability; forecast […]
Mathematics. a method of calculation, especially one of several highly systematic methods of treating problems by a special system of algebraic notations, as differential or integral calculus. Pathology. a stone, or concretion, formed in the gallbladder, kidneys, or other parts of the body. Also called tartar. Dentistry. a hard, yellowish to brownish-black deposit on teeth […]
characterized by the presence of calculus, or stone. Historical Examples Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding Literary and General Lectures and Essays Charles Kingsley adjective (pathol) of or suffering from a calculus