Calculator vs Database - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between calculator and database

is that calculator is a mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations while database is (computing) a collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer.

As a verb database is

to enter data into a database.

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) ----

    database

    Alternative forms

    * (older) data base, data-base

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer.
  • (computing) A set of tables in a database(1).
  • (computing) A software program for storing, retrieving and manipulating a database(1).
  • (computing) A combination of (1) and (2).
  • Synonyms

    * (collection of organized information) databank * (computer software) database management system

    Verb

    (databas)
  • To enter data into a database
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