Calculator vs Comptometer - What's the difference?

calculator | comptometer |


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

    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.