noun, plural ab·a·cus·es, ab·a·ci [ab-uh-sahy, -kahy, uh-bak-ahy]. /ˈæb əˌsaɪ, -ˌkaɪ, əˈbæk aɪ/.
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This is like the difference between building a stick-in-the-ground sundial versus a comparatively more complex accounting tool like an abacus, as one head of quantum research at a major Wall Street bank put it to me.
Generally speaking, the abacus is more impressive, or at least more potentially useful.
Thus, Goldman found them a willing buyer for the junk piled into Abacus.
But Abacus and similar deals were already sucking money out of Rhineland, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Every Asian capital is like a giant abacus, constantly calculating the relative power of competing states.
The height of the abacus is one seventh of the height of the capital.
The flowers on the four sides are to be made as large as the height of the abacus.
The abacus has a width equivalent to the thickness of the bottom of a column.
It is further distinguished by the use of the zero, which enabled the computer to dispense with the columns of the Abacus.The Earliest Arithmetics in English|Anonymous
Our next idea would be to put a conical shaped stone beneath this abacus, to support its outer edge, as at b.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)|John Ruskin