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calculating machine


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a machine for the mechanical performance of mathematical operations, for the most part invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then directly made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations


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