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Definition of Abacus

Abacus

  1. A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
  2. A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China.
  3. The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column.
  4. A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.
  5. A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.

Abacus Translations

abacus in Afrikaans is abakus
abacus in Dutch is telraam, abacus
abacus in French is boulier, abaque
abacus in German is Rechenbrett
abacus in Norwegian is kuleramme
abacus in Swedish is kulram
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