# Abacus

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Definition
 Abacus a mechanical counting device invented by Greeks.

## Abacus

Abacus is a Latin word that has its origins in the Greek words abax or abakon (meaning "table" or "tablet") which in turn, possibly originated from the Semitic word abq, meaning "sand" 1.