from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A handbook of mathematical tables used to facilitate computation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who reckons.
- n. An accountant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who reckons or computes; also, a book of calculations, tables, etc., to assist in reckoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who reckons or computes: as, a rapid reckoner.
- n. Something that assists a person to reckon or cast up accounts, as a book containing a series of tables; a ready-reckoner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
- n. a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
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new Radiohead video:: "reckoner" winning animated video for "Reckoner," chosen by the band as the song's official video.
THERE are some stories that have to be true - the sort that cannot be fabricated by a ready fiction-reckoner.
Twitter, that unreliable but swift ready reckoner of public emotion, faltered.
One father in thirty-seven — or one in three — depending on the reckoner — thought to have fornicated with his teenage daughter.
The biggest weakness of American literary culture is the academia that has crept in -- the golden rules of creative writing, which present a sort of ready reckoner for evaluation.
There has been no comprehensive guidance to help her out, and apart from a "ready reckoner" on the website that provides a rough estimate of the extra money the school will get (essentially, the 10% of its budget allocation that currently goes straight to the local authority pooled pot to pay for special educational needs and educational welfare services), no confirmation yet of its final budget for next year.
Perhaps in the ole chambers there on the wall next to the monet painting is a blu tacked “horiffic-ometer” or “the ready reckoner for callous murders in broad daylight” and the judge was simply following his procedure according to their “naughtiness continuum”??
Sure there would be some organizational challenges - you'd want to ensure that people had their heating on when you were surveying their area; there might be some issues with seasonal variation that are worked through and you wouldn't be surveying the houses under ideal circumstances, but it would be a great ready reckoner and might encourage people to take further action.
So off the radar has this move been that (unlike a VAT cut) it's not even in HM Treasury's ready reckoner.
Preparation of birth chart according to south Indian traditions has also been included. he lucid and easy-to-understand style as well as the comprehensive text is practically an astrological ready reckoner.