pocket calculator


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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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