pocket calculator

noun

: a calculator that can fit in a shirt pocket

Examples of pocket calculator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Machines have been solving mathematical problems for decades going back to the pocket calculator. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2023 Much as the pocket calculator long ago caused arithmetic skills to atrophy, newer technologies have made history ubiquitous instead of chronological, let alone explanatory. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 Up until the 2000s, Japan teemed with engineering pioneers: Casio invented the pocket calculator; Seiko the quartz wristwatch; Fujifilm the first digital camera. Time, 13 Nov. 2023 No arithmetical genius can compete with a pocket calculator. Stephen Marche, The Atlantic, 15 Sep. 2022

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“Pocket calculator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocket%20calculator. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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