number cruncher

number-cruncher

[nuhm-ber-kruhn-cher]
noun Informal.
a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program.
Also, number cruncher.


Origin:
1965–70

number-crunching, adjective
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number crunching
 
n
computing the large-scale processing of numerical data
 
number cruncher
 
n

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number-cruncher definition


  1. n.
    someone who works with figures; an accountant. : The number-crunchers are trying to get the annual report ready.
  2. n.
    a large and powerful computer. (Computers.) : They traded in the old computer for a powerful number-cruncher.
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