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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hollerith, Herman 1860-1929. American inventor who created a system of recording and retrieving information on punched cards (1880) and founded the company that became IBM (1924).

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  • n. United States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)

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