desk calculator


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desk calculator

[¦desk ′kal·kyə‚lād·ər]
(computer science)
A device that is used to perform arithmetic operations and is small enough to be conveniently placed on a desk.
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The unit is compact, about the size and weight of a small desk calculator, and is very easy to install.
An around the clock' shower, which gives each guest a specific time of day and their gift appropriate to that time of day, allows for a wide range of gifts such as a stereo alarm clock, desk calculator, an electric wok and home exercise equipment.
Edsac was the first to go into regular service to help the people Sir Maurice saw in Cambridge, researchers struggling with computation using desk calculators," the BBC quoted Dr David Hartley, chairman of the CCS, as saying.