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soroban

[sawr-uh-bahn] /ˈsɔr əˌbɑn/
noun
1.
a Japanese abacus of Chinese derivation.
Origin of soroban
< Japanese < Chinese suànpan, equivalent to suàn count + pán board
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  • Send for the soroban, and make the calculation with your own nimble fingers.

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