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calculating machine

[′kal·kyə‚lād·iŋ mə′shēn]
(computer science)
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Other manufacturers that appeared in the October 1921 issue were the Monroe Calculating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company, Addressograph Company, Stromberg Electric Company (clocks), and Underwood Typewriter Company.
The whirring calculating machine to which the cinema Turing devotes himself without human stint, and which is designed to analyze "159 million million million" letter equivalences and decoy combinations, is touchingly named "Christopher," in covert honor of Turing's one friend, his schoolboy crush, who once gave him a book on secret codes.
The plethora of clever funny puns (punnies?) in no way hinders any reading progression though they will bring delighted pause to more adult minds; a tame albatross is named Coleridge, previous governesses include Hebe Poppins (ran away with a sweep) and Jane Ear (with a fire-setting tendency), the inventor of a calculating machine was Charles Cabbage and there's a fey looking lady novelist named Mary Shellfish.
Made with a bewildering array of parts that include an oak file cabinet, a calculating machine chassis, a pneumatic pump bellow, a vacuum tube, pressure gauges, metal tubing and a crystal ball, the mystic seer delivers a "fortune" based on the payee's sign of the zodiac and a whispered yes-or-no question - all for the price of one quarter.
Aiken, Proposed Automatic Calculating Machine, in ORIGINS OF DIGITAL COMPUTERS: SELECTED PAPERS 195, 197 (David Gries ed., 3rd ed.
FEAST OF STEPHEN 1791: Charles Babbage, English inventor of a calculating machine, was born.
Babbage illustrated his case by comparing the universe to a great calculating machine. Imagine, he says, that you are watching the machine perform a lengthy series of calculations, and you observe that it is producing a sequence of square numbers.
However, ecologists must remember that the cumbersome, electric calculating machine had not yet been invented.
Colossus was the first programmable, electronic, digital calculating machine, and has a claim to being the first modern computer.
Charles Babbage built the first computer, a steam-driven calculating machine, in the 1800s.
Should Becher have been able to use a computer or a calculating machine, no one would doubt to qualify his invention like the first attempt to develop an automated translation system.
Napier invented a primitive form of a calculating machine which is now called Napier's Bones.