**Calculating machine** — 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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**calculating machine** — n. CALCULATOR (sense 3) … English World dictionary

**Calculating machine** — A calculating machine is a machine designed to come up with calculations or, in other words, computations. One noted machine was the Victorian British scientist Charles Babbage s Difference Engine (No. 2), designed in the 1840s but never… … Wikipedia

**calculating machine** — noun a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations • Syn: ↑calculator • Derivationally related forms: ↑calculate (for: ↑calculator) • Hypernyms: ↑machine … Useful english dictionary

**calculating machine** — calculator, machine that makes calculations … English contemporary dictionary

**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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**calculating** — calculatingly, adv. /kal kyeuh lay ting/, adj. 1. capable of or made for performing calculations, esp. arithmetical calculations: a calculating machine. 2. shrewd; cautious: a wise and calculating lawyer. 3. selfishly scheming: a cold and… … Universalium

**calculating** — adjective Date: 1710 1. making calculations < calculating machine > 2. marked by prudent analysis or by shrewd consideration of self interest ; scheming • calculatingly adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary

**calculating** — /ˈkælkjəleɪtɪŋ / (say kalkyuhlayting) adjective 1. that performs calculations: a calculating machine. 2. shrewd; cautious. 3. selfishly scheming … Australian English dictionary

**calculating punch** — noun : a calculating machine into which problems or data are fed on punched cards and which presents its output in the form of similarly punched cards compare punch card … Useful english dictionary