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Definition of calculator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

calculator

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkælkjuleɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælkjuleɪtər//
 
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a small electronic device or piece of software for calculating with numbers a pocket calculator Exam candidates are not allowed to use advanced calculators with database capability. See related entries: Devices Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin, from the verb calculare, from calculus ‘a small pebble ’(as used on an abacus).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calculator