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abacus

a buh kuhs

  • n  a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
  • n  a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

  • Abacus is also used to teach blind children to perform arithmetical calculations while other students learn the same things on paper.
  • Bubnov holds that the forms first found in Europe are derived from ancient symbols used on the abacus, but that the zero is of Hindu origin.
  • Even today some clerks and small businessmen in those countries prefer to use abacus and do calculations quickly than their counterparts using electronic calculators.
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  • Fugs and Pieces: June 7, 2013
    Jessica is on vacation for this week’s F&P. Hey, cool it with the rage eyes, Pacey. I’m going to try . – This ad for Sensa is maybe the greatest thing ever . It includes an abacus. It’s clearly intended as parody, so the fact that it’s a real ad they’re using makes me love them.
    June 7, 2013 - Go Fug Yourself
Quotes

  • Warren Buffett in Wall Street Journal
    I have no problem with that Abacus transaction. If there were other things that were hugely troublesome, I haven't seen them,Mr. Buffett said.
  • Sallyanne Atkinson in Sydney Morning Herald
    This was the whole point of Project Abacus,Ms Atkinson said. "We had concerns about liquidity and we had to address those concerns."
  • Charles Grassley in Los Angeles Times
    Taxpayers have every reason to question whether they'd be better off with a pencil and an abacus than using the current free-file program,said Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). "That has to change."

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