HyperDic: slide_rule

English > 1 sense of the expression slide rule:
NOUNartifactslide rule, slipstickanalog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations
English > slide rule: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaninganalog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators.
Synonymslipstick
Broaderanalog computer, analogue computerA computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
Spanishregla de cálculo
Catalanregle de càlcul

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