# integrator

[in-ti-grey-ter] /ˈɪn tɪˌgreɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that integrates.
2.
Also called integraph. an instrument for performing numerical integrations.
Origin of integrator
1875-1880
1875-80; integrate + -or2
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Contemporary Examples
• An unresponsive subject should be righted immediately, and the integrator should deliver a sub-xyphoid thrust to expel the water.

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Historical Examples
• Abdank-Abakanowicz's integrator however certainly went further in the practical direction than any previously constructed.

• The new kind of integrator was really only an independent version of Boys' instrument, but in many respects a great improvement.

• An integrator which draws an absolute picture of the sum or integral is better termed an "integraph."

• An instrument giving all three quantities simultaneously is known as Amsler's integrator or moment-planimeter.

• The superiority of the integraph over the integrator cannot be better pointed out than by a concrete example.

• This integrator is also made in a simplified form without the wheel W2.

• While an integrator determines the value of a definite integral, hence a Integraphs.

• It is something better than my title, for it is an integraph, and not an integrator.

British Dictionary definitions for integrator

## integrator

/ˈɪntɪˌɡreɪtə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that integrates, esp a mechanical instrument that determines the value of a definite integral, as the area under a curve See also planimeter
2.
(computing)
1. an arithmetic component with two input variables, x and y, whose output variable z is proportional to the integral of y with respect to x
2. an arithmetic component whose output variable is proportional to the integral of the input variable with respect to elapsed time
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