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noun, plural ab·a·cus·es, ab·a·ci [ab-uh-sahy, -kahy, uh-bak-ahy]. a device for making arithmetic calculations, consisting of a frame set with rods on which balls or beads are moved. Architecture. a slab forming the top of the capital of a column.What is an Abaci in architecture?
They rest on the abaci of the pilasters which form a sort of drip-course right along the faade. The abaci are all square in plan, and both bases and caps are set at right angles to the direction of the arches they support.What is a Russian abacus called?
The Russian abacus, the schoty (Russian: счёты, plural from Russian: счёт, counting), usually has a single slanted deck, with ten beads on each wire (except one wire, usually positioned near the user, with four beads for quarter-ruble fractions).What is a binary abacus used for?
The binary abacus is used to explain how computers manipulate numbers. The abacus shows how numbers, letters, and signs can be stored in a binary system on a computer, or via ASCII . The device consists of a series of beads on parallel wires arranged in three separate rows.