electronic calculating punch

electronic calculating punch

[i‚lek′trän·ik ′kal·kyə‚lād·iŋ ‚pənch]
(computer science)
A card-handling machine that reads a punched card, performs a number of sequential operations, and punches the result on the card.
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Later in the decade, IBM introduced the Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator as the company's first large-scale digital calculating machine, the successful 604 Electronic Calculating Punch - 5,600 of which were built in a ten year period - and the card-programmed Electronic Calculator, the first IBM product designed for computation centres.
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