Synonyms for *calculator*

## EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CALCULATOR

Yard after yard of calculator paper was filled with equations and computations.

She had a figure like an ironing board and the soul of a Ramsden calculator.

There were ten calculator tables here, two of them in operation now.

He strode to the desk, reached out one hand and drew a calculator near.

"Now you're making a joke," Meta said serenely as she fed a figure into the calculator.

Then she fed more figures into the calculator and handed the result to Ato.

Andries is shrewd, if he be no calculator; and I dare to say he has engaged a suitable man.

Well, says the calculator, but who has the offices of the nation?

Arch-genethliac: a genethliac is a calculator of nativities—an astrologer.

Thus, the calculator may reckon him "behind the age," or his favourite views of human improvement.

## WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "mathematician, one who calculates," from Latin calculator, from calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Of mechanical adding machine contraptions, from 1784. Of electronic ones, from 1946.