totaliser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n totaliser a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions
    • n totaliser computer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Totaliser an automatic betting-machine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. totalis—L. totus, whole.

Usage

In literature:

The prevention of gambling is sought through the {196} suppression of the totalisator, which was legalised in 1889.
"Australasian Democracy" by Henry de R. Walker
The District Plate went to Mr. Goodwyn's Endymion, 6 st. 10 lb., totalisator dividend, L5 6s.
"A Crime of the Under-seas" by Guy Boothby
Betting was conducted by the totalisator, or pari-mutuel, the bet being five dollars, repeated as often as you liked.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
The Totalisator Restriction Act was among the measures passed, as was also the Trustees Act.
"Our First Half-Century" by Government of Queensland
The totalisator is used.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
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In science:

If either F• or G• is finite, then HomgrR (F• , G• ) is the totalisation of the double complex with C p,−q = HomR (Fp , Gq ).
A duality theorem for generalized local cohomology
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