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Computer vs. Abacus

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Computernoun

A person employed to perform computations; one who computes.

Abacusnoun

A table or tray scattered with sand which was used for calculating or drawing.

Computernoun

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

Abacusnoun

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.’;

Computernoun

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.

Abacusnoun

(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.

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Computernoun

One who computes.

Abacusnoun

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

Computernoun

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.

Abacusnoun

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

Computernoun

same as digital computer.

Abacusnoun

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.

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Computernoun

a machine for performing calculations automatically

Abacusnoun

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

Computernoun

an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

Abacusnoun

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

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.

Abacusnoun

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

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Abacusnoun

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

Abacus

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

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