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punch card

(pŭnch kard),
A card on which data are stored by means of holes made in specified positions so that data can be sorted, processed, and analyzed; method still used in developing world.
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Before the adoption of the tabulator, it was not normally until the 15th of the next month before a cost statement could be prepared.
In Union County the hard drive on one tabulator was replaced after the election.
Using the applicable mailing instructions, mail the ballot to the independent tabulator.
The television tabulator display in the rear cockpit of the Tornado allows the navigator to not only observe the pre-planned image collection but to modify this process.
Computer antecedents are characterized by Herman Hollerith's electrically operated tabulator, which utilized printed punched cards, that was used to process 1890 census data.
He was spurred to write it after a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, where he saw, prominently displayed, a punch-card tabulator identified as a product of IBM.
The CDO Evaluator replaces the Risk Tabulator Model and the CDO Structuring Model, respectively, used for CDOs backed by ABS (asset-backed securities) and corporate bonds/loans.
Collection of temporal data with the duration tabulator.
At the end of each category break-down the tabulator provided totals for the desired categories of information.
Northwestern created one called the "Modular Grant Budget Tabulator," to figure out how many modules you need for each year of the grant.
The author's brief summation of the march of computing history includes Charles Babbage, the 19th-century astronomer and economist who sought to automate mathematics, just as the machines of the Industrial Age were converting factories to mass production; Herman Hollerith, an engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who built a punch-card tabulator for the national census in 1890; and Vannevar Bush, also of M.