Definition of Ready reckoner

1. Noun. A handbook of tables used to facilitate computation.

Exact synonyms: Reckoner
Generic synonyms: Enchiridion, Handbook, Vade Mecum

Definition of Ready reckoner

1. Noun. A printed book or table containing pre-calculated values, often multiples of given amounts. ¹

2. Noun. A computer program which calculates values; an on-line calculator. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ready Reckoner

ready, aim, fire
ready, set, go
ready, steady, go
ready about
ready and waiting(p)
ready cash
ready meal
ready meals
ready money
ready moneys
ready monies
ready reckoner (current term)
ready reckoners
ready room
ready salted
ready to hand(p)
ready up

Literary usage of Ready reckoner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1903)
"Tit-bits Monster ready reckoner. pp. 80. Land. 1900. 8°. ... Wightman's Penny ready reckoner for Wages, pp. 64. Load. 1899. 16". 8548. aa. 50. (4. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"ТЫ* was possibly a i4 ready reckoner," or table of calculated products. It is difficult to see how, as Cantor suggests (Varies, pp. ..."

3. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1907)
"250 Nicholas Revil To 1 Dozen of the ready reckoner 240 Peter Leazer To a Lot of Papers 3 0 John ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers who Were at Work in England by Henry Robert Plomer (1907)
"Mirror Breviate Treasure Mate for merchants .... a work that was long popular and better known as the ready reckoner or Trader's sure Guide. ..."

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