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qui·pu

 (kē′po͞o)
n.
Variant of khipu.

[American Spanish, from Quechua khipu, knot.]

quipu

(ˈkiːpuː; ˈkwɪpuː) or

quippu

n
(Historical Terms) a device of the Incas of Peru used to record information, consisting of an arrangement of variously coloured and knotted cords attached to a base cord
[C17: from Spanish quipo, from Quechua quipu, literally: knot]

qui•pu

(ˈki pu, ˈkwɪp u)

n., pl. -pus.
a device consisting of a cord with knotted strings of various colors attached, used by the ancient Peruvians for recording events, keeping accounts, etc.
[1695–1705; < Sp < Quechua khipu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quipu - calculator consisting of a cord with attached cordsquipu - calculator consisting of a cord with attached cords; used by ancient Peruvians for calculating and keeping records
calculating machine, calculator - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
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Quipu, Revista Latinoamericana de Historia de las Ciencias y la Tecnologia 15: 237-270.
O mecanismo de controle da producao desenvolvido pelos incas foi denominado quipu, tendo na figura dos Quipucamayocs (ou Kipukamayoq) os responsaveis pela escrita contabil utilizada no imperio.
Essa definicao inclui contadores de estorias da Africa subsaariana, alem daqueles que na America andina pre-colombiana costumavam usar o quipu como um dispositivo para registrar memorias comunais.
Es interesante que estos dos modelos socioespaciales de territorios tienen en comun el ser representables sobre soportes textiles como el quipu (cuyas cuerdas con nudos conforman una estructura segmentada) y las tunicas y bolsos (cuyo degradado de colores en franjas es un concepto decorativo muy difundido).
redondo casa-RP casa de nudos de cuerda' Tsa' wo (literalmente 'nudos de cuerda') hace referencia a una cuerda con nudos, semejante al quipu andino, que era utilizada tradicionalmente por los bribris para llevar cuentas (por ejemplo de dias o animales), por lo que esz comunmente asociada con la matematica.
Quipu, Revista Latinoamericana de Historia de las Ciencias y la Tecnologia (Comunidad en Internet de Historia de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia en America Latina, Mexico)
Four of the other banks are each using a distinctive system (Atlantis ERP Financials--Credit Agricole Albania; Misys BankFusion Midas - Raiffeisen Bank; Quipu Banking System - Procredit Bank; ARIS Business Process Analysis - Tirana Bank) and only one of the banks has a Proprietary system built according to its internal needs and specifications.
La civilizacion incaica demostro sus capacidades para el calculo matematico con el desarrollo del quipu, un sistema de nudos de diversos tipos que representaban determinadas cantidades para llevar sus cuentas con exactitud.
Micah wracks his brain to come up with an idea and decides to make an Incan quipu, a series of intricate knots that represent numbers, words and other information.
Forced to leave Chile in the early 1970s during the coup, she now divides her time between New York City and Santiago and maintains a deep connection to the indigenous culture of the Andes, and has adapted the ancient Incan form of communication called quipu that uses knots in wool strings as an aid to memory.
Acknowledgements: A token of gratitude to the DIB and to the National University for its financing (code QUIPU.
El quipu y la prueba en la practica del Derecho de Indias, 1550-1581.