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pocket calculator

(computer)
A small battery-powered digital electronic device for performing simple arithmetic operations on data input on a keypad and outputting the result (usually a single number) to a simple LCD or other display.

The most sophisticated programmable calculators are really pocket computers which are limited to handling numerical data only.
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Near a mockup of the barn in which the company was started 62 years ago are the reminders of dozens of groundbreaking inventions over the years, such as the pocket calculator, one of many market-making technologies that propelled the company to a current market value of $58 billion.
Unlike other models of inorganic chemical bonding, the bond valence model is simple, intuitive, quantitative and predictive, and requires only a pocket calculator.
It might be worth taking a pocket calculator along to this match to help keep a count of the goals
The incredibly rare 700-year-old quadrant was the pocket calculator of the 14th Century and a lot more too.
Designs which just failed to make the shortlist include the E-Type Jaguar, the mini-skirt, the pocket calculator, the Raleigh Chopper and the cover of the Sergeant Pepper album from the Beatles.
The Chemcode pocket calculator is said to simplify daily laboratory routine.
If you need to add up a long list of figures and you've lost your pocket calculator, try asking your nan.
Nowadays, if scouts talk about his five tools, they mean a laptop computer, a pocket calculator, a thesaurus, a scorebook and a hotel pen.
Ireland is sending a free pocket calculator, with a special key for converting pounds to euros, to every household in the country - all 1.
Find a solution with your pocket calculator With intelligent manipulation, you can almost always make the numbers come out in support of your selling proposition.
And he doesn't know who'll work out the tax on the players' wages and the gate money from the tie - because the PAYE man's downed his pocket calculator until he gets his back pay as well
Even today, standard spreadsheet software can generate no output as handy as the paper-tape record from a cheap pocket calculator, a device whose use requires almost no training.