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number-cruncher

[nuhm-ber-kruhn-cher] /ˈnʌm bərˌkrʌn tʃər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program.
Also, number cruncher.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Related forms
number-crunching, adjective
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  • Getting a mere number-cruncher to do so had long been thought impossible.
  • And in almost every case, the number-cruncher wouldn't turn up anything.

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