Definition of Swanpan

1. n. The Chinese abacus; a schwanpan.



Definition of Swanpan

1. a Chinese abacus [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swanpan

swanky
swanlike
swanling
swanlings
swanmark
swanmarks
swanneck
swanned
swanneries
swannery
swannier
swanniest
swanning
swannings
swanny
swanpan (current term)
swanpans
swans
swansdown
swansdowns
swanskin
swanskins
swansong
swansongs
swap
swap file
swap files
swap in
swap meet
swap out

Literary usage of Swanpan

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1. Nieuw archief voor wiskunde by Stichting Mathematisch centrum, Wiskundig Genootschap (Netherlands), Wiskundig Genootschap (1905)
"squares marked on a swanpan made of paper or wood in the same way as we have ... In the squares on the first horizontal row of swanpan, the names of several ..."

2. A Concise Treatise on Commercial Book-keeping: Elucidating the Principles by Benjamin Franklin Foster (1837)
"The swanpan is still the universal ready reckoner of China, and an instrument of the same description is used in Russia. The use of tallies is rapidly ..."

3. A Concise Treatise on Commercial Book-keeping: Elucidating the Principles by Benjamin Franklin Foster (1836)
"The swanpan is still the universal ready reckoner of China, and an instrument of the same description is used in Russia. The use of tallies is rapidly ..."

4. Elements of arithmetic, algebra and geometry by George Lees (1826)
"The Chinese use a board called a swanpan, on which they perform calculations ... The swanpan, although a little dissimilar to the abacus in construction, ..."

5. The Bengal almanac, for 1827, compiled by S. Smith and co (1827)
"By this machine, which is called a swanpan, arithmetical operations are rendered palpable. ... than the most skilful of the Chinese with the swanpan. ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"The Roman abacus, the Chinese swanpan and the success of the numeral-frames used in our primary ..."

7. Nieuw archief voor wiskunde by Stichting Mathematisch centrum, Wiskundig Genootschap (Netherlands), Wiskundig Genootschap (1905)
"squares marked on a swanpan made of paper or wood in the same way as we have ... In the squares on the first horizontal row of swanpan, the names of several ..."

8. A Concise Treatise on Commercial Book-keeping: Elucidating the Principles by Benjamin Franklin Foster (1837)
"The swanpan is still the universal ready reckoner of China, and an instrument of the same description is used in Russia. The use of tallies is rapidly ..."

9. A Concise Treatise on Commercial Book-keeping: Elucidating the Principles by Benjamin Franklin Foster (1836)
"The swanpan is still the universal ready reckoner of China, and an instrument of the same description is used in Russia. The use of tallies is rapidly ..."

10. Elements of arithmetic, algebra and geometry by George Lees (1826)
"The Chinese use a board called a swanpan, on which they perform calculations ... The swanpan, although a little dissimilar to the abacus in construction, ..."

11. The Bengal almanac, for 1827, compiled by S. Smith and co (1827)
"By this machine, which is called a swanpan, arithmetical operations are rendered palpable. ... than the most skilful of the Chinese with the swanpan. ..."

12. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"The Roman abacus, the Chinese swanpan and the success of the numeral-frames used in our primary schools, seem to point to the fact that it is best to teach ..."

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