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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Canadian winner Larson, who much like Stadther, made a mid-life career change, is a part-time art student at the Ontario College of Art and Design after spending years as "a number-cruncher on Bay Street.
EU referendum campaigners have been rebuked by Britain's top number-cruncher.
Number-cruncher Carol Vorderman, 45, said O'Connor, a Countdown fan, had bundles of energy.
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.
Industry number-crunchers Kantar Worldpanel said sales slumped 1.
4% drop in takings in the four weeks to mid-July, according to industry number-crunchers Nielsen.
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.