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

  • n. Slang A computer that is able to perform complex, lengthy calculations.
  • n. Slang A person who performs numerous calculations, especially an accountant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An accountant or other person who deals with the calculation of numbers as a profession.

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

  • n. a computer capable of performing a large number of mathematical operations per second
  • n. someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations


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