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nounplural abacuses, plural abaci
- 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.