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abacus

Noun

abacus (plural: abacuses or abaci (considered pedantic))

  1. (obsolete) 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.
    I"ve heard merchants still use an abacus for adding things up in China.
  3. (architecture) The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave.
  4. (archaic) 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.

6 letters in word "abacus": A A B C S U.

No anagrams for abacus found in this word list.

Words found within abacus:

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