cal·​cu·​la·​tor ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce calculator (audio)
: one that calculates: such as
: a usually electronic device for performing mathematical calculations
: a person who operates a calculator

Examples of calculator in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calculator was in the 14th century

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“Calculator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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cal·​cu·​la·​tor ˈkal-kyə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce calculator (audio)
: one that calculates
: a usually small electronic device for making mathematical calculations

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