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Definition of Dactylonomy

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counting on the fingers, counting using the fingers; art of counting by the fingers
Dactylonomy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The art of numbering or counting by the fingers.
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\dac`tyl*on"o*my\ (?), n. [gr. da`ktylos finger + no`mos law, distribution.] the art of numbering or counting by the fingers.

Grandiloquent Dictionary
Counting using one's fingers
Dactylonomy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Finger-counting, or dactylonomy, is the act of counting along one's fingers. Though marginalized in modern societies by Arabic numerals, formerly different systems flourished in many cultures, including educated methods far more sophisticated than the one-by-one finger count taught today in preschool education.

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