calculator

noun cal·cu·la·tor \ ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of calculator

: one that calculates: such as
a : a usually electronic device for performing mathematical calculations
b : a person who operates a calculator

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First Known Use of calculator

14th century



CALCULATOR Defined for English Language Learners

calculator

noun

Definition of calculator for English Language Learners

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


CALCULATOR Defined for Kids

calculator

noun cal·cu·la·tor \ ˈkal-kyə-ˌlā-tər \

Definition of calculator for Students

1 : a person who calculates
2 : a usually small electronic device for solving mathematical problems


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