soroban

noun
sor·​o·​ban | \ ˈsȯrəˌbän \
plural -s

Definition of soroban

: an abacus used by the Japanese that is a modification of the Chinese suan pan

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History and Etymology for soroban

Japanese, from Chinese (Pekingese) suan4 p'an2, literally, reckoning board

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“Soroban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soroban. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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