from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a diminutive of abacus in its various senses. Also called abaculus.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀβακίσκος (abakiskos, "a coloured stone for laying mosaic"), diminutive of ἄβαξ (abaks, "board"). See abacus.


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