number cruncher

noun
Updated on: 17 May 2018

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)

number crunching

noun

Examples of number cruncher in a Sentence

  1. The number crunchers in Washington are expecting a budget surplus by the fall.

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First Known Use of number cruncher

1966

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of number cruncher for English Language Learners

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


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