aba·​cist | \ ˈa-bə-sist, -kist, ə-ˈba-kist \
plural -s

Definition of abacist

: one that uses an abacus

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First Known Use of abacist

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abacist

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin abacista, from Latin abacus abacus + -ista -ist entry 1

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“Abacist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abacist. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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