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noun cal·cu·la·tor \ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of calculator

  1. :  one that calculates: such asa :  a usually electronic device for performing mathematical calculationsb :  a person who operates a calculator

14th Century

First Known Use of calculator

14th century



CALCULATOR Defined for English Language Learners

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noun cal·cu·la·tor \ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of calculator for English Language Learners

  • : a small electronic device that is used for adding, subtracting, etc.


CALCULATOR Defined for Kids

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noun cal·cu·la·tor \ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of calculator for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who calculates

  2. 2 :  a usually small electronic device for solving mathematical problems



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