number-crunching

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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