ALL meanings of adding machine

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  • noun adding machine a mechanical device, operated manually or electrically, for adding and often subtracting, multiplying, and dividing 3
  • noun adding machine a machine that automatically performs addition (and often subtraction, division, etc.) when certain keys are pressed 3
  • noun adding machine a machine capable of adding numbers and sometimes capable of performing the other arithmetic functions of subtraction, multiplication, and division: such machines are now obsolescent, having been replaced in most applications by electronic calculators. 1
  • noun adding machine A simple mechanical or electromechanical calculator that could only perform simple calculations such as addition or subtraction. 0
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