Definition of cruncher in English:


Syllabification: crunch·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkrənCHər


  • 1A critical or vital point; a crucial or difficult question.
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    • But for me, this is the punchline cruncher: The House of Commons is, and will remain, a GM-free zone.
    • And when you're done, I'd say you're half-way to getting the winner of that Turkey-England cruncher.
    • It's the mental challenge that's the cruncher.
  • 2A computer, system, or person able to perform operations of great complexity or to process large amounts of information: a global information cruncher See also number cruncher.
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    • PDA users have known for some time now that the devices are more than just contact database crunchers.
    • Windows booted without any hiccups, and to test load performance I ran a cruncher (Seti@Home) on it for about 10 minutes before concluding that the new speeds were solid.
    • You want proof this system was invented by a bunch of clueless numbers crunchers?

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