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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.
- IPA(key): /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kæl.kjə.leɪ.təɹ/, [ˈkʰæɫ.kjəˌleɪ̯.ɾɚ]
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calculator (plural calculators)
- A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
- (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.
- A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
- 1838, [Edward Bulwer-Lytton], chapter X, in Alice or The Mysteries […], volume I, London: Saunders and Otley, […], →OCLC, book I, page 92:
- Talk not thus, I implore you, Evelyn: do not imagine me the worldly calculator that my enemies deem me.
- 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.
- (obsolete) A set of mathematical tables.
- (electronic device): electronic calculator, pocket calculator
- (mechanical device): adding machine
- (person who performs mathematical calculations): computer (dated)
- (person who schemes): plotter, schemer
- (mathematical tables): ready reckoner, tables
electronic device that performs mathematical calculations
mechanical device that performs mathematical calculations
dated: a person who performs mathematical calculations
person who calculates (in the sense of scheming)
set of mathematical tables
- ready reckoner
- slide rule
- calculators on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Calculator”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume II (C), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, pages 27–28, column 3.
From English calculator.
- Hyphenation: cal‧cu‧la‧tor
- calculator (device)
- Synonyms: calcu, kalkulador
From calculō (“I calculate”) + -tor.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kal.kuˈlaː.tor/, [käɫ̪kʊˈɫ̪äːt̪ɔr]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kal.kuˈla.tor/, [kälkuˈläːt̪or]
calculātor m (genitive calculātōris, feminine calculātrīx); third declension
- calculator, bookkeeper, accountant
- computer, one versed in/teacher of arithmetic
- second-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
- "thou shalt be calculated, thou shalt be computed"
- (figuratively) "thou shalt be considered as, thou shalt be esteemed"
- third-person singular future passive imperative of calculō
- "it shall be calculated, it shall be computed"
- (figuratively) "she shall be considered as, she shall be esteemed"
- “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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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
Borrowed from French calculateur; compare also English and Latin calculator. Equivalent to calcula + -tor.
calculator n (plural calculatoare)
- calculator (device)
Declension of calculator
|indefinite articulation||definite articulation||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
|nominative/accusative||(un) calculator||calculatorul||(niște) calculatoare||calculatoarele|
|genitive/dative||(unui) calculator||calculatorului||(unor) calculatoare||calculatoarelor|
- English terms inherited from Middle English
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- English terms suffixed with -or
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- Cebuano terms borrowed from English
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- Latin lemmas
- Latin nouns
- Latin third declension nouns
- Latin masculine nouns in the third declension
- Latin masculine nouns
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- Romanian terms borrowed from French
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