number-cruncher

Definitions

Banking

  • noun
    (written as number cruncher)
    a person who makes calculations involving large figures

Computing

Electronics

  • (written as number cruncher)
    A computer, such as a supercomputer, capable of performing enormous amounts of calculations extremely rapidly. Also, an application, such as a statistical program, which is intense in numerical computations.

Slang

  • noun a (human or mechanical) calculator, handler or manipulator of (usually large) numbers. This light-hearted phrase evoking a mill or grinding mechanism fed with figures has become a standard item of business jargon.
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