calculating machine


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calculating machine

[′kal·kyə‚lād·iŋ mə′shēn]
(computer science)
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The reason was that it had already spent large sums, with no tangible result, on a calculating machine being developed by Babbage, who was from Totnes, Devon.
George had this huge, old calculating machine that he used to work out his money," he said.
marked the dramatic debut of a calculating machine capable of handling not just numbers and simple operations such as multiplication but also algebraic expressions and complex tasks such as taking derivatives and plotting graphs.
The equally fake furore over the shrinking Blairite violets working at Number 10, allegedly phoning bullying helplines because a PM in the midst of international crises shouted at them, has ended up boosting the standing of the hitherto rather desiccated calculating machine image of Brown.
But it was the first time information could be stored electronically instead of mechanically on punched cards, like on Charles Babbage's original calculating machine.
THE worst kind of bureaucrat is the one whose brain has been removed and replaced with a calculating machine.
He is a crumpled suit, a dessicated calculating machine with the batteries running out, a collapsing dinghy from which the air is escaping so fast, he'll be lucky to serve out his holiday in the top job.
With a retro look coupled with the curious sounds of bursting steam and mysterious clanks, using the book review generator gives one the feeling of fidgeting with an old and fanciful steam-powered scientific calculating machine.
Contract award for coil for calculating machine paper white satin, 57mm comp.
Charles Babbage, while an undergraduate at Peterhouse, has his first ideas for a calculating machine and later starts work on his 'difference engine', which he never completed but which heralds later inventions leading to the modern computer.
Which 17th century French mathematician invented a mechanical calculating machine when aged just 18?
How anyone can take this dessicated, calculating machine and her riverboat gambler, seedy, past-his-best beau seriously beats me.