how to pronounce abacus


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abacus is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of abacus in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… computing was the abacus invented in …”

meanings of abacus


  1. A device used for performing arithmetical calculations; a table on which loose counters are placed, or (more commonly) an instrument with beads sliding on rods, or counters in grooves, with one row of beads or counters representing units, the next tens, etc.
  2. A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments for holding bottles, cups, or the like; a kind of buffet, cupboard, or sideboard.
  3. A table or tray scattered with sand which was used for calculating or drawing.
  4. The uppermost portion of the capital of a column immediately under the architrave, in some cases a flat oblong or square slab, in others more decorated.

abacus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abacus occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abacus can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abacus can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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