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number cruncher

1. A person who works primarily with mathematics. We hired Tom to be the company's number cruncher and see if we could save money on our taxes.
2. A computer used to solve complicated mathematical problems. After I finish installing my new RAM, this computer's going to be a real number cruncher.
See also: cruncher, number


A young child. I babysat four crumb-crunchers today, and boy, did they tire me out!


and crumb-crusher
n. a child. How many crumb-crunchers do you have at home.


1. n. someone who works with figures; an accountant. The number-crunchers are trying to get the annual report ready.
2. n. a large and powerful computer. (Computers.) They traded in the old computer for a powerful number-cruncher.
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