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Computer vs. Abacus — What's the Difference?

Computer vs. Abacus — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Computer and Abacus

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Computer

A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can perform generic sets of operations known as programs.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool. It has been used since ancient times.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

A device that computes, especially a programmable electronic machine that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A manual computing device consisting of a frame holding parallel rods strung with movable counters.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

Such a device along with peripherals, especially a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Feb 02, 2022
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Abacus

(Architecture) A slab on the top of the capital of a column.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

One who computes.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A table or tray scattered with sand which was used for calculating or drawing.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

A person employed to perform computations; one who computes.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A device used for performing arithmetical calculations; (rare) 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.
I’ve heard merchants still use an abacus for adding things up in China.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

A male computer, where the female computer is called a computress.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

(architecture) 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.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

A programmable electronic device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly; now especially, a small one for personal or home use employed for manipulating text or graphics, accessing the Internet, or playing games or media.
I spend around 6 hours a day at the computer.
As well as saving the photos on my computer, I have them backed up on a USB drive.
David is a computer expert.
Janet works at the computer store.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments for holding bottles, cups, or the like; a kind of buffet, cupboard, or sideboard.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

One who computes.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

An electronic device for performing calculations automatically. It consists of a clock to provide voltage pulses to synchronize the operations of the devices within the computer, a central processing unit, where the arithmetical and logical operations are performed on data, a random-access memory, where the programs and data are stored for rapid access, devices to input data and output results, and various other peripheral devices of widely varied function, as well as circuitry to support the main operations.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

Same as digital computer.
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

A machine for performing calculations automatically
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.
Feb 02, 2022

Computer

An expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
Feb 02, 2022

Abacus

A calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves
Feb 02, 2022

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