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pocket calculator

noun
1.
an electronic calculator small enough to be carried on one's person.
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  • It seems to work great on my pocket calculator and all those highway construction signs.
  • HP not only launched a succession of world-changing products, such as the pocket calculator.
  • Indeed, aside from the pocket calculator, the introduction of new products has fallen off drastically in the last ten years.
  • The adding machine was generations into the future, and even the humble pocket calculator was almost a century away.
  • The evaluation of these equations can usually be carried out with a pocket calculator or looked up on a graph.
  • Candidates should bring a photo id, supply of pencils, and a hand or pocket calculator to the examination center.
pocket calculator in Technology
computer
A small battery-powered digital electronic device for performing simple arithmetic operations on data input on a keypad and outputting the result (usually a single number) to a simple LCD or other display.
The most sophisticated programmable calculators are really pocket computers which are limited to handling numerical data only.
(1996-12-23)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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