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Definition of abacus

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  • ab•a•cusnoun
  • 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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  • "More specifically, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway for its five big bills got an issue of perpetual preferred Goldman shares with a neat 10% annual dividend, which according to our abacus translates into $5 million a year."

    "The columns of these pillared porches have sixteen flutings, a plain abacus, and no plinth."

    "It now had fence slats and feed bags laid across, and held all types of useful things—shuttlecocks, disposable cameras, Play-Doh molds, and so on—things Joey found discarded, including a functional abacus, which is really quite rare."

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