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a number cruncher

1. someone whose job is to work with numbers and mathematics She may not look like a number cruncher but she's with a big firm of accountants.
2. a computer that is able to solve complicated problems of mathematics The television broadcasters will use their number crunchers on election night to try and forecast the result.
See also: cruncher, number


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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