number-cruncher


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number cruncher

1. A person who works primarily with mathematics. We hired Tom to be the company's number cruncher and see if we could save money on our taxes.
2. A computer used to solve complicated mathematical problems. After I finish installing my new RAM, this computer's going to be a real number cruncher.
See also: cruncher, number

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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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.
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