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 for calculator
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculator \Cal"cu*la*tor\, n. [L.: cf. F. calculateur.]
     One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers
     the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct
     estimate of the effects.
     [1913 Webster]
           Ambition is no exact calculator.         --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating
           machines) [syn: calculator, reckoner, figurer,
           estimator, computer]
      2: a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
         [syn: calculator, calculating machine]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "calculator":
     CA, CPA, Comptometer, abacist, abacus, accountant,
     accountant general, actuary, adding, adding machine,
     analog computer, arithmograph, arithmometer, auditor,
     bank accountant, bank examiner, bookkeeper, calculating machine,
     cash register, certified public accountant, chartered accountant,
     clerk, comptroller, computation, computer, controller,
     cost accountant, cost keeper, counter, difference engine,
     digital computer, electronic computer, estimator, figurer,
     intriguer, journalizer, listing machine, machinator, maneuverer,
     manipulator, pari-mutuel machine, quipu, reckoner, recorder,
     registrar, rule, schemer, slide rule, sliding scale, statistician,
     strategist, suan pan, tabulator, tactician, wire-puller

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      Syn. for bitty box.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  bitty box
      (Or "calculator") /bit'ee boks/ A computer
     sufficiently small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a
     hacker acute claustrophobia at the thought of developing
     software on or for it.  The term is especially used of small,
     obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal computers such
     as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80
     or IBM PC, but the term is a general pejorative opposite of
     "real computer" (see Get a real computer!).
     See also mess-dos, toaster, toy.

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