number-crunching

number-crunching
number-cruncher ˈnumber-ˌcruncher noun [countable] informal
1. ACCOUNTING JOBS someone whose job involves doing very large calculations using a computer:

• The number-crunchers at the National Association of Manufacturers maintain that the U.S. can keep pace with the 7.6% gain in exports.

2. COMPUTING a powerful computer that is used for calculations
— number-crunching noun [uncountable] :

• the fastest number-crunching machines in the world

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number cruncher UK US noun [C] INFORMAL
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE someone whose job involves working with numbers and doing calculations: »

The City's number crunchers estimated that the high-street retailer grew by only 0.5% in the last quarter.

IT a computer that is used for doing large calculations quickly
number-crunching noun [U]
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Robbins had a flair for number-crunching.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • number crunching — noun see number cruncher …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • number-crunching — noun Any computing application that requires large amounts of numerical calculation …   Wiktionary

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