abacus

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a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave

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a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

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As the students finish, have them bring their abacuses to the glue-gun station.
Abacuses commonly have more than ten rods, and some have more than thirty.
Since 1994, as a mayor of the town renowned as an abacus producer, Takahashi donated about 2,000 wooden abacuses to Thailand.
Some 70% of the abacuses made in Japan are produced in Yokota.
"I saw that in the Tokyo railway station, many of the ticket sellers actually use abacuses." From that observation, Gimzewski and his group decided to "start from the bottom up and make a working demo of an abacus, using single molecules."