number cruncher
noun Date: 1966 1. a computer that performs fast numerical calculations especially on large amounts of data 2. a person concerned with numerical data (as statistics) • number crunching noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • number-cruncher — number crunching, adj. /num beuhr krun cheuhr/, n. Informal. a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program. Also, number cruncher. [1965 70] * * * number… …   Useful english dictionary

  • number-cruncher — ˈnumber ˌcruncher noun [countable] informal 1. ACCOUNTING JOBS someone whose job involves doing very large calculations using a computer: • The number crunchers at the National Association of Manufacturers maintain that the U.S. can keep pace… …   Financial and business terms

  • number cruncher — A number cruncher is an accountant or someone who is very good at dealing with numbers and calculations …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • number cruncher — UK US noun [C] INFORMAL ► ACCOUNTING, FINANCE someone whose job involves working with numbers and doing calculations: »The City s number crunchers estimated that the high street retailer grew by only 0.5% in the last quarter. ► IT a computer that …   Financial and business terms

  • number cruncher — [krunch′ər] Informal n. 1. a computer used for the rapid execution of many or complex calculations (number crunching) 2. a person, as a statistician or accountant, engaged in the processing of large amounts of numerical data * * * …   Universalium

  • number-cruncher — number crunching, adj. /num beuhr krun cheuhr/, n. Informal. a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program. Also, number cruncher. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • number cruncher — [krunch′ər] Informal n. 1. a computer used for the rapid execution of many or complex calculations (number crunching) 2. a person, as a statistician or accountant, engaged in the processing of large amounts of numerical data …   English World dictionary

  • number cruncher — number .cruncher n informal someone whose job involves working with numbers, such as an ↑accountant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • number cruncher — ► NOUN informal 1) a computer for performing complicated calculations. 2) often derogatory a statistician or other person dealing with numerical data …   English terms dictionary

  • Number cruncher — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Number cruncher (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on number cruncher instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/number cruncher …   Wikipedia

  • number-cruncher — 1. n. someone who works with figures; an accountant. □ The number crunchers are trying to get the annual report ready. □ I enjoy being a number cruncher. Math doesn’t scare me. 2. n. a large and powerful computer. (Com uters.) □ They traded in… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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