from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mechanical or electromechanical calculator; an adding machine without a crank, driven instead by keypress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A calculating machine; an arithmometer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A key-actuated machine for performing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It has nine keys and one lever for each column of figures; the keys actuate the levers, and the level's figure-wheels which indicate results.
For the whole of the rest of the week he had sat in the sitting-room of his Southsea flat plodding through endless computations with slide rule, graphs, and the little black comptometer.
Without a comptometer to hand, it was difficult to say which of the two generals was wearing the more decorations.
Nickleby an impostor whose motives were not to be computed by a self-respecting comptometer.
These have been introduced by Stettner (1882), Max Mayer (1887), and in the comptometer by Dorr Z.
Bookkeeping work, especially in the positions held by girls, is frequently combined with comptometer or adding machine work, with typing, billing, filing, or statistical work; but rarely, except in the small office, are bookkeeping and stenography -- the Siamese Twins of traditional and commercial training -- found linked together.
Only he compromised by making the girl a comptometer operator instead of a stenographer, and a redhead instead of a blonde.
"Young lady, where's your comptometer?" he demanded, after he had made a quick survey of the office.
During World War II she worked for General Motors as a comptometer operator and she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross where she earned her Nurse's Aide Cap. Annie also worked as a civilian for the United States Navy when General Motors became Eastern Aircraft; they make the famous Grumman Fighter.
I had heard they were going to hire someone over the summer but you had to be able to operate a comptometer.