# Definitions and Synonyms of *calculator* | Another word for *calculator* | What is *calculator? *

*Definition 1: a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations; can be mechanical or electronic - [noun denoting artifact]*

*Synonyms for calculator in the sense of this definition*

*(**calculator* is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

*calculator*is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

*calculator*) a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a machine that adds numbers

*calculator*) a machine that adds numbers

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions

*calculator*) a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

*calculator*) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket

*calculator*) a calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier

*calculator*) a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) calculator consisting of a cord with attached cords; used by ancient Peruvians for calculating and keeping records

*calculator*) calculator consisting of a cord with attached cords; used by ancient Peruvians for calculating and keeping records

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a machine that subtracts numbers

*calculator*) a machine that subtracts numbers

*Definition 2: an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines) - [noun denoting person]*

*Synonyms for calculator in the sense of this definition*

*(**calculator* is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

*calculator*is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a person who adds numbers

*calculator*) a person who adds numbers

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations

*calculator*) someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)

*calculator*) someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)

*(... is a kind of **calculator* ) a person who subtracts numbers

*calculator*) a person who subtracts numbers

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