n. counting on the fingers.

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  • Dactylonomy — Dac tyl*on o*my, n. [Gr. da ktylos finger + no mos law, distribution.] The art of numbering or counting by the fingers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dactylonomy — noun The use of ones fingers to express numbers …   Wiktionary

  • dactylonomy — n. counting on the fingers, counting using the fingers; act of by the fingers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dactylonomy — Counting using one s fingers …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Finger counting — Finger counting, or dactylonomy, is the art of counting along one s fingers. Though marginalized in modern societies by Arabic numerals, formerly different systems flourished in many cultures,[1][2] including educated methods far more… …   Wikipedia

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  • Пальцевый счёт — Торг с использованием счёта на пальцах в древнем Новгороде (фрагмент картины А. М. Васнецова «Новгородский торг», 1909 г.) Пальцевый счёт, счёт на пальцах или дактилономия  ма …   Википедия

  • accounting — Synonyms and related words: account, account rendered, accountancy, acta, analysis, annual, audit, auditing, automatic electronic navigation, bookkeeping, braking, brief, bulletin, census, census report, computation, coordination, cost accounting …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • counting — Synonyms and related words: accounting, assimilating, census, comprising, containing, covering, dactylonomy, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enumeration, envisaging, foliation, including, inclusive, incorporating, inventorying,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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