calculator

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English[edit]

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An electronic calculator

Etymology[edit]

In the sense of a person, from Middle English calkelatour (mathematician, astrologer), borrowed from Latin calculātor, equivalent to calculate +‎ -or. The other meanings arose in Modern English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kæl.kjə.leɪ.təɹ/, [ˈkʰæɫ.kjəˌleɪ̯.ɾɚ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

calculator (plural calculators)

  1. A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
  2. (dated) A person who performs mathematical calculation
    • 2020, Paul Krugman, Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future, page 145:
      First, many real-world investors bear little resemblance to the cool calculators of efficient-market theory: they're all too subject to herd behavior, to bouts of irrational exuberance and unwarranted panic.
  3. A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
    • 1858, John Cumming, Thy Word is Truth: an apology for Christianity, page 112:
      You have in the merchant the shrewd calculator of probable contingencies; we shall see that we have in the prophet the absolute proclaimer of necessary and inevitable facts.
  4. (obsolete) A set of mathematical tables.

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: cal‧cu‧la‧tor

Etymology[edit]

From English calculator.

Noun[edit]

calculator

  1. calculator (device)
    Synonyms: calcu, kalkulador

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From calculō (I calculate) +‎ -tor

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Noun[edit]

calculātor m (genitive calculātōris, feminine calculātrīx); third declension

  1. calculator, bookkeeper, accountant
  2. computer, one versed in/teacher of arithmetic

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative calculātor calculātōrēs
Genitive calculātōris calculātōrum
Dative calculātōrī calculātōribus
Accusative calculātōrem calculātōrēs
Ablative calculātōre calculātōribus
Vocative calculātor calculātōrēs

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Verb[edit]

calculātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
    1. "thou shalt be calculated, thou shalt be computed"
    2. (figuratively) "thou shalt be considered as, thou shalt be esteemed"
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
    1. "it shall be calculated, it shall be computed"
    2. (figuratively) "she shall be considered as, she shall be esteemed"

References[edit]

  • calculator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • calculator in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • calculator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • calculator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • calculator in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French calculateur; compare also English and Latin calculator.

Noun[edit]

calculator n (plural calculatoare)

  1. calculator (device)
  2. computer
    Synonyms: computer, ordinator

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