Abacus

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Abacus: A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing,calculating, etc. [Obs.] A calculating table or frame an instrument for performingarithmetical calcul Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Abacus? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Abacus:

1. A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing,calculating, etc. [Obs.]

2. A calculating table or frame

3. an instrument for performingarithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters ingrooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens,etc. It is still employed in China.

4. (Arch.)(a) The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column,immediately under the architrave. See Column.(b) A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.

5. A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, forholding cups, bottles, or the like

6. a kind of cupboard, buffet, orsideboard. Abacus harmonicus (Mus.), an ancient diagram showing thestructure and disposition of the keys of an instrument. Crabb.

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