crunchers


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crumb-cruncher

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

number cruncher

1. A person who works primarily with large, numerous, or complex mathematical equations. I didn't realize you had to be a number cruncher in this job. I'm finding it really overwhelming! I leave the more serious computations to the number crunchers in the accounting department.
2. A computer capable of performing very large or complicated mathematical calculations. The company's newest number cruncher is designed to process huge amounts of data mined from millions of their customers.
3. A computer program designed to perform very large or complicated mathematical calculations. We used to process all these data manually, but eventually I decided to create a number cruncher to do it for us.
See also: cruncher, number

crumb-cruncher

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

crunchers

n. the feet. New shoes can be hard on your crunchers.

number cruncher

Also, number crunching. An individual or machine that calculates and analyzes large amounts of data. Dating from the 1960s, the term originally was applied to a computer, but it soon was transferred to accountants or statisticians. It is sometimes used perjoratively, implying mechanical counting with lack of imagination. Time used it (June 28, 2010): “Attack of the Math Brats. How a generation of number-crunching online upstarts has come to dominate high-stakes professional poker.”
See also: cruncher, number
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The number crunchers from Broomfield & Alexander are busy raising PS10,000 as their contribution to the charity's PS1m national target, and with less than half the allotted time gone, are already over half way towards their goal.
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Number crunchers and members of the Council of the North narrowly averted a crisis here at their recent meeting, reaching a tentative compromise after one diocese said it would quit the group.