Definition Of abacus

noun

an oblong frame with rows of wires or grooves along which beads are slid, used for calculating.

An abacus with 5 beads per wire will do quite nicely.

the flat slab on top of a capital, supporting the architrave.

The abacus is between the architrave and the aechinus in the capital.

Example Of abacus

  • A young man sat against the wall doing calculation with an abacus and recording data onto paper.

  • An abacus with 5 beads per wire will do quite nicely.

  • An older method was to use a counting frame such as the abacus .

  • Another contributor brought an abacus , to signal the impact the moneymen are having on the industry.

  • At the same time, there has been a revival of interest in the ancient methods of calculation, especially the use of simple and unsophisticated gadgets such as the abacus .


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