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ready reckoner

noun
1.
reckoner (def 2).
Origin of ready reckoner
1750-1760
1750-60
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  • True, all turns on your ready-reckoner being moderately correct,—being not insupportably incorrect!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle
  • The French word barme or barrme, a ready-reckoner, is derived from his name.

  • Mr. Dowling's tables are well put together as a ready-reckoner for the conversion of one system into the other.

  • He had no more need for a ready-reckoner than a centipede has of legs.

    The Bondboy George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • The ready-reckoner was, therefore, the money-maker for Morgan, who seemed to carry an inexhaustible supply.

    The Bondboy George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • We have checked that statement, with the aid of a ready-reckoner and a Latin dictionary, and we find it substantially correct.

British Dictionary definitions for ready-reckoner

ready reckoner

noun
1.
a table of numbers used to facilitate simple calculations, esp one for applying rates of discount, interest, charging, etc, to different sums
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