• WordNet 3.6
    • n tabulator a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1950, UNIVAC became the first computer to tabulate the United States census.
    • n tabulator An attachment to a typewriter for so controlling the feed-motion of the carriage that it will stop automatically at certain prearranged positions or points in its traverse, the object being to enable the operator to arrange the print in vertical lines, as in drawing up a tabulated statement of accounts. By its use, tables of quantities, prices, and other items can quickly be arranged in columns for ready reference. The tabulator can be either fastened to the type-writer or may be an integral part of the machine, different methods being employed in different types of machines. The essential parts of the tabulator are a rack, having teeth spaced to correspond to the spacing of the letters made by the type-writer, and movable margin-stops which are controlled by a supplementary keyboard attached to the type-writer. A number of different types of tabulators are in use, all based on the general principle of controlling the traverse of the carriage of the type-writer in such a way that a key of the tabulator, when touched, automatically feeds the carriage a fixed distance and saves all the labor that would otherwise be spent in feeding the carriage the same distance step by step by means of the space-key. See margin-stop and htype-writer.
    • n tabulator One who tabulates; a maker of statistical or similar tables.
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In literature:

From the terms of kinship tabulated above various conclusions have been drawn.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
The young lady tabulated as No.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
Use different colors and tabulate the results.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
These results are to be tabulated according to the blank forms furnished.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Let me just tabulate the results; I like tabulating, for it fills my column in no time.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 1, 1920" by Various
Tabulate the alimentary secretions, and their action on the food.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
For purposes of tabulation, we have included everything north of Central Tennessee in this class.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Black walnut variety tabulations.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In the following examples, the several results leading to the final conclusion are tabulated.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Enormous Labor of Tabulation and Classification.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews

In poetry:

Upon the Actian marshes Virgil is Phoebus' chief of police,
He can tabulate Caesar's great ships.
He thrills to Ilian arms,
He shakes the Trojan weapons of Aeneas,
And casts stores on Lavinian beaches.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - XII" by Ezra Pound

In news:

The results are tabulated below.
Cumberland County freeholder candidates awaiting official election tabulations.
The public has been stripped of its ability to have independent , verifiable confidence that when a vote is made, it will be tabulated and recorded properly.
A close second in Anaya's tabulations, are really irate customers who don't know how to handle themselves.
There are few things our federal government does that are more important than tabulating how the economy is performing.
The precincts were selected for re-tabulation by the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Colchester's moderator and district tabulation reports offer interesting insights into this year's November election.
As mail-in and provisional ballots continue to be tabulated the numbers will change for those vying for City Council, but the lineup will remain the same.
Elections Director Karen Osborne (left) and County Recorder Helen Purcell speak to party representatives about the handcount to be done at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix on Nov 9, 2011.
Not necessarily the runners' times, but the results tabulators' times.
NEWPORT NEWS — Votes were still tabulated for about 150 voters in the 2nd Congressional District in.
Election officials may still be counting votes, but enough have been tabulated to offer a nickel's worth of analysis.
The fate of a school parcel tax and the outcome of a City Council race remained in limbo Wednesday pending tabulation of vote-by-mail and provisional ballots, which could take several days.
While the definitive numbers for 2005 are not yet tabulated, analysts believe that thanks to another blistering holiday shopping season online, e-retailing last year again achieved its historic growth rate.
Our poll software uses a variety of methods to ensure that only votes determined to be valid are tabulated.

In science:

Geometry of Interaction to answer Question 2 above: that is, to define path composition (including the formation of loops) purely in terms of the discrete relations tabulating how the dots are joined up.
Temperley-Lieb Algebra: From Knot Theory to Logic and Computation via Quantum Mechanics
It appears to be affected by a severe problem of inconsistency with experimental data. K shell ionization cross sections based on fits to tabulated data are implemented [10, 11] in G4hShel lCrossSectionExp and G4hShel lCrossSectionDoupleExp.
New models for PIXE simulation with Geant4
The cross sections have been tabulated and assembled in a data library; the values at a given energy are calculated by interpolation.
New models for PIXE simulation with Geant4
The tabulations corresponding to theoretical calculations span the energy range between 10 keV and 10 GeV; empirical models are tabulated consistently with their energy range of validity.
New models for PIXE simulation with Geant4
Tabulations of ECPSSR calculations as reported in are also provided.
New models for PIXE simulation with Geant4