1. a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations;

[syn: calculator, calculating machine]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition. [1913 Webster] Calculating machine, a machine for the mechanical performance of mathematical operations, for the most part invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then directly made. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

calculating machine n 1: a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations [syn: calculator, calculating machine]