# calculator

## Definitions

### General English

### General Science

- noun an electronic machine which works out the answers to numerical problems

### Aviation

- noun an electronic machine for making calculations

### Computing

(written as *Calculator*)

a software utility that is supplied with Windows, works just like an ordinary calculator and is started by double-clicking on the Calculator icon in the Accessories group

### Electronics

- A
__device__ which performs arithmetic operations. It can only accept numerical input, which is keyed in, and displays and/or prints its results. Almost all calculators can store numbers in memory, many provide additional functions such as logarithms and __square__-root calculations, and some are __programmable__. The term usually refers to handheld or portable devices, but these can be encountered elsewhere, for instance, as a __virtual__ calculator on a __computer screen__. Also called calculating machine. - synonymcalculating machine

- noun an electronic device for working out the answers to numerical problems

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