number cruncher


Definition of number cruncher

1 : a computer that performs fast numerical calculations especially on large amounts of data
2 : a person concerned with numerical data (such as statistics)

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number crunching noun

Examples of number cruncher in a Sentence

The number crunchers in Washington are expecting a budget surplus by the fall.
Recent Examples on the Web The life of a 20-something Wall Street number cruncher has always been a grind, marked by marathon workweeks and menial tasks. David Benoit, WSJ, 3 July 2021 If Barry is drawn into the case, the old number cruncher could feel more pressure to break from Donald Trump with the hope of protecting himself and his own child. Michael D'antonio, CNN, 25 May 2021 Sian is an online marketer, number cruncher and business coach obsessed with helping owners crack the Growth Code for their business. Sian Lenegan, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 The number crunchers say the 49ers had a 94.5 percent chance of winning early in the fourth quarter. Ben Volin,, 3 Feb. 2020 Kudos to numbers cruncher Rob Pyers for digging through all the local election results and compiling the data. Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2020 The number crunchers are not convinced that adding Mike Moustakas, Shogo Akiyama, Wade Miley and Nick Castellanos was enough. John Fay,, 1 Feb. 2020 According to number crunchers Statisca nearly 15 million US residents hit the slopes for a ski trip in 2017, and there are 476 ski resorts dotted all over the US to accommodate them. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2020 The opportunity to take on the thorniest problems is what lures these number crunchers, who have their pick of jobs in a wide range of sectors. John Detrixhe, Quartz, 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of number cruncher

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Number cruncher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of number cruncher

: a person who collects and studies information in the form of numbers


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