Definitions

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

  • n. One that calculates, as:
  • n. An electronic or mechanical device for the performance of mathematical computations.
  • n. A person who operates such a machine or otherwise makes calculations.
  • n. A set of mathematical tables used to aid in calculating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
  • n. A person who performs mathematical calculation
  • n. A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
  • n. A set of mathematical tables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who calculates, computes, or reckons.
  • n. One who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.
  • n. A calculating-machine.
  • n. A form of orrery invented by Ferguson.

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

  • n. an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
  • n. a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations

Etymologies

calculate +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

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