Pronunciation: (kal'kyu-lā"tur), [key]
1. a person who calculates or computes.
2. Also called calculating machine. a small electronic or mechanical device that performs calculations, requiring manual action for each individual opertion.
3. a person who operates such a machine.
4. a set of tables that facilitates calculation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.