Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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calculate +‎ -or

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