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1. abacus

noun. ['ˈæbəkəs'] a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves.

Synonyms

  • calculating machine

Etymology

  • abacus (Latin)
  • ἄβαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word abacus


1. Noun, singular or mass
An abacus will help children physically count numbers as they move spheres from one side to the other.

2. abacus

noun. ['ˈæbəkəs'] a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave.

Etymology

  • abacus (Latin)
  • ἄβαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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