Rabdology

Rab·dol'o·gy (-dŏl'o*jȳ) noun [ Greek 'ra`bdos rod, stick + - logy : confer French rabdologie .] The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier's bones. See Napier's bones . [ Written also rhabdology .]
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rabdology

<study> The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier's bones. See Napier's bones. ... Alternative forms: rhabdology. ... Origin: Gr. Rod, stick: cf. F. Rabdologie. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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Rabdology

• (n.) The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier`s bones. See Napier`s bones.
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rabdology

rhabdology, rabdology The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier's bones. Napier's bones: A set of graduated rods used to perform multiplication quickly.
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Rabdology

In 1617 a treatise in Latin titled Rabdologiæ and written by John Napier was published in Edinburgh. Printed three years after his treatise on the discovery of logarithms and in the same year as his death, it describes three devices to aid arithmetic calculations. The devices themselves don`t use logarithms, rather they are tools to reduce multi....
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