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programmable calculator

[prō′gram·ə·bəl ′kal·kyə‚lād·ər]
(computer science)
An electronic calculator that has some provision for changing its internal program, usually by inserting a new magnetic card on which the desired calculating program has been stored.

programmable calculator

A limited-function computer capable of working with only numbers and not alphanumeric data.
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