noun: A manual computing device consisting of a frame holding parallel rods strung with movable counters.
noun: Architecture A slab on the top of the capital of a column.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
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.
The Romans also made a mechanical version, with beads sliding in slots, called an abacus.
If you put it down there, where the abacus is the machine's computer would simple take charge of it and offer you lots of nice user-friendly time-travel applications complete with pull-down menus and desk accessories if you like.