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1. abacus

a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave

2. abacus

a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

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noun plural -ci (-ˌsaɪ) or -cuses
a counting device that consists of a frame holding rods on which a specific number of beads are free to move. Each rod designates a given denomination, such as units, tens, hundreds, etc, in the decimal system, and each bead represents a digit or a specific number of digits
2. architecture
the flat upper part of the capital of a column

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nounWord forms: plural ˈabacuses or ˈabaˌci (ˈæbəˌsaɪ ; abˈəsīˌ)
a frame with beads or balls that can be slid on wires or in slots, for doing or teaching arithmetic
2.  Architecture
a slab forming the uppermost part of the capital of a column

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n. pl. ab·a·cus·es or ab·a·ci (ăbə-sī, ə-băkī)
1. A manual computing device consisting of a frame holding parallel rods strung with movable counters.
2. Architecture A slab on the top of the capital of a column.

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