As nouns the difference between calculator and comptometer
is that
calculator is a mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations while
comptometer is a mechanical or electromechanical calculator; an adding machine without a crank, driven instead by keypress.
calculator Noun
( en noun)
A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.
(dated) A person who performs mathematical calculation
A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).
(obsolete) A set of mathematical tables.
Synonyms
* (electronic device) electronic calculator, pocket calculator
* (mechanical device) adding machine
* (person who performs mathematical calculations) computer (dated)
* (person who schemes) plotter, schemer
* (mathematical tables) ready reckoner, tables
Derived terms
* electronic calculator
* pocket calculator
Related terms
* calculate
See also
* ready reckoner
* slide rule
* tables
* ( commonslite)


comptometer English
Noun
( wikipedia comptometer)
( en noun)
A mechanical or electromechanical calculator; an adding machine without a crank, driven instead by keypress.
