1. [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.
2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting;
scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
[syn: calculator, calculating machine]