comptometer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Trade name of Felt and Tarrant Manufacturing Company, apparently a blend of compute and meter (measure).

Noun[edit]

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comptometer (plural comptometers)

  1. A mechanical or electromechanical calculator; an adding machine without a crank, driven instead by keypress.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 56:
      Another was able to add up correctly the most complicated lists of figures in less time than a comptometer.