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number crunching

The performance of numerous complicated or protracted mathematical calculations. My new job requires a lot more number crunching than my last, but I actually quite enjoy getting to use that part of my brain so much again. I leave the number crunching to the accountants in the office.
See also: crunch, number

number crunching

n. using a computer to solve enormously complicated or complex mathematical problems. I don’t do a lot of number crunching, so I don’t need a terribly fast machine.
See also: crunch, number
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