number-cruncher


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number-cruncher

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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He's a high-level number-cruncher, an efficiency man with a touch of poetry who is stunned to find himself at the center of one of the era's greatest controversies.
The British Horseracing Authority number-cruncher has stepped in with a 15lb rise in the weights, but Aidan Coleman's mount is on a steep upward curve and can win again.
David Dooks, its chief number-cruncher, said: "Banks continue to lend for house purchase but the weak market is selfevident.
Number-cruncher Jonathan Loynes, of Capital Economics, said: "High Street spending is still holding up reasonably strongly in the face of some pretty adverse conditions for consumers.
BBA number-cruncher David Dooks said the jump was partly due to the weak mortgage market in the first half of last year.
THE PC now combines its old role as a number-cruncher with exciting new multimedia applications.
David Cameron was slapped down by Parliament's own number-crunchers yesterday and accused of adding "cynical "spin" to A&E waiting time figures.
Apply to First Minister Alex Salmond ALEX Salmond was branded "desperate" after his Government "desperate" after his Government advertised for number-crunchers to work out the cost of independence.
Once again remote number-crunchers have displayed a callous lack of loyalty to the people whose hard work and skills helped forge a company's success and reputation.
There are 134 generals, admirals and air marshals but 824 number-crunchers and 153 trainees, with an annual cost of PS30million.
MATHS equalled fun this week for young number-crunchers at a Tyneside school.
Now, only four months after assuring us that the budget was balanced and had a $4billion reserve, state number-crunchers predict a $10billion shortfall over the next two years.
This is more than a spat about who has the best number-crunchers.
ONE of the government's top number-crunchers is visiting the University of Warwick to talk about the maths of household heating bills and eradicating fuel poverty.
Number-crunchers from EU statistical agency Eurostat have compared mini-booms in European construction with rises and falls in other business sectors, and overall wealth.