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  1. another name for nomogram
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Word Origin

C20: from French, from Latin abacus
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Examples from the Web for abac

Historical Examples

  • Scotty pointed at drying racks on which Manila hemp fiber, product of the abac, was drying.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Besides the couches and the table, sideboards (abac) were the only articles of furniture usually found in the trclnium.

    The Private Life of the Romans

    Harold Whetstone Johnston

  • The introduction of irrigation will make possible the planting of abac in many districts where it is now unknown.

  • Once upon a time there lived in the town of Baybay a man whose name was Abac.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler