mechanical analog computer

mechanical analog computer

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′an·ə‚läg kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A machine aid to computation in which variables are represented as continuously variable displacements or motions of mechanical elements, such as gears and shafts.
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From a motivational standpoint, the attacks we see today are virtually identical to crimes perpetrated when the slide rule (the mechanical analog computer) was king.

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