Definition of number crunching noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


number crunching

BrE BrE//ˈnʌmbə krʌntʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌmbər krʌntʃɪŋ//
[uncountable] (informal)
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the process of calculating numbers, especially when a large amount of data is involved and the data is processed in a short space of time
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: number crunching