[ US /ˈæbəkəs/ ]
[ UK /ˈæbækəs/ ]
  1. a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves
  2. a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
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How To Use abacus In A Sentence

  • After all, Islam has more holy cities, holy shrines, holy mosques, holy days, probably a slew of holy molies as well, than we can count on an abacus. Latest Articles
  • The waterleaf is a broad, unribbed, tapering leaf curving up towards the angle of the abacus and turned in at the top.
  • To compute exactly the extent to which these evils have been developed he has devised a syncretic abacus, in which, on the principle of the spectroscope, the aplanatic foci are arranged in fluorescent nodules each equidistant from the metacentre. Punch or the London Charivari, October 10, 1920
  • Miyamoto met his wife, a former national soroban champion, when they frequented the same abacus club as youngsters. HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID
  • Dr Jones believes they may have counted using the horizontal abacuses prevalent in other European nations.
  • A soroban is a Japanese abacus that lets skilled users make lightning-quick calculations of large groups of numbers with speeds that rival an electronic calculator. Stars and Stripes
  • Thus the fourth column from the west is his, and perhaps the fifth up to the abacus, which is convex and of limestone. Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon A Short History of the Church and a Description of Its Fabric
  • Mike Tong, however, was unruffled by their jokes; he was too busy toting up accounts on his abacus. THREE KINDS OF KISSING - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES
  • They don't use an abacus when they count, right?
  • You find the abacus between the triglyphs in the frieze section of the entablature of classical Greek Doric temples.
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