Translation of abacus in Spanish:


ábaco, n.

Pronunciation /ˈæbəkəs/ /ˈabəkəs/

nounplural abacuses, plural abaci

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    ábaco masculine
    • An abacus with 5 beads per wire will do quite nicely.
    • Our eventual aim is to display the complete history of computing, from the abacus to the latest machines.
    • A young man sat against the wall doing calculation with an abacus and recording data onto paper.
    • An older method was to use a counting frame such as the abacus.
    • 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.
    • Numbers are better manipulated as calculus stones or abacus beads than in human memory.
    • This time a simpleton working an abacus could probably project the winner.
    • If we could build a fully functioning quantum computer, it would represent an advance on the traditional electronic computer as big as the electronic computer represents over the abacus.
    • The Akkadians invented the abacus as a tool for counting and they developed somewhat clumsy methods of arithmetic.
    • Another contributor brought an abacus, to signal the impact the moneymen are having on the industry.
    • But for millions of people in the countryside, the abacus is still more common than a laptop.
    • In the end, a computer is nothing more than a complicated abacus.
    • Use a calculator, put pencil to paper, try an abacus.
    • The new system may be simpler but you still need an abacus to work it out.
    • They also had traditional toys such as an abacus, building bricks and fridge magnet numbers.
    • She gazed up at the sky while clutching a large abacus in her arms as if it were a musical instrument.
    • The imported toys on show at the ongoing exhibition range from fighters, space-ships and battle-ships and building-blocks to abacuses.
    • Dr Jones believes they may have counted using the horizontal abacuses prevalent in other European nations.
    • The abacus, as we know it today, first made its appearance in 1200 A.D. in China, where it was called ‘suan-pan’.
    • Using an abacus can stimulate the nerves in the fingers.