- one of a set of 10 colored rods from 1 to 10 cm (0.4 to 4 inches) in length, used in a method of teaching the basics of arithmetic to children.
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- trademark one of a set of rods of various colours and lengths representing different numbers, used to teach arithmetic to young children
C20: named after Emil-Georges Cuisenaire (?1891–1976), Belgian educationalist
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