Translation for 'abacus' from English to Slovak
NOUN   an abacus | abacuses / abaci
abakus {m}abacus
počítadlo {n}
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Translation for 'abacus' from English to Slovak

abakus {m}

počítadlo {n}mat.
Usage Examples English
  • The words "abacus" or "abaco" refers to calculations, especially the subject of direct calculations, and does not imply the use of an abacus.
  • An abax was the predecessor to the abacus. Objects, such as stones, were added for counting and then columns for place-valued arithmetic.
  • The abacus was initially used for arithmetic tasks.
  • They use Lambek's name "abacus" but follow Melzak's pebble-in-holes model, modified by them to a 'stones-in-boxes' model.
  • Division can be calculated with an abacus.

  • The symbols for 5 to 9 are derived from those for 0 to 4 by adding a vertical bar on top, which is similar to adding an upper bead which represents a value of 5 in an abacus.
  • Romanesque doorways have a character form, with the jambs having a series of receding planes, into each of which is set a circular shaft, all surmounted by a continuous abacus.
  • The reconstruction of a Roman hand abacus in the Cabinet, supports this.
  • One is the toggle-type abacus wherein flip switches are used instead of beads.
  • ... born 23 February 1963) is a South Korean abacus master.

  • Tartaglia exemplified and eventually transcended the abaco tradition that had flourished in Italy since the twelfth century, a tradition of concrete commercial mathematics taught at abacus schools maintained by communities of merchants.
  • The Chinese also invented a more sophisticated abacus from around the 2nd century BC known as the Chinese abacus.
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