analogue computer


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Noun1.analogue computer - a computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
differential analyzer - an analog computer designed to solve differential equations
slide rule, slipstick - analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators
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or like a modern analogue computer which uses mechanical parts to save tedious calculation," Price had said at the time. 
| |Megan Broadmedow: Let the stars Be Set Upon the Board The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient, bronze instrument of multiple, moving parts described as the earliest analogue computer.
The second method employs purely analogue hardware based on analogue computer design [6-9].