accounting machine

noun
1. : a key-operated machine which dates, codes, tabulates, adds, subtracts, or totals chiefly in the process of keeping business records (as accounts payable or receivable)
2. : a business machine that selects information from punched cards fed into it, tabulates, adds, subtracts, or totals in various predeterminable ways, and prints the results

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a machine for performing bookkeeping functions, as arithmetic operations or vertical and horizontal tabulations.
[1955-60]

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accounting machine,
a mechanical or electronic device for solving accounting problems.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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