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1. Capable of being counted: countable items; countable sins.
2. Mathematics Capable of being put into a one-to-one correspondence with the positive integers.

count′a·bil′i·ty n.
count′a·bly adv.


1. capable of being counted
2. (Mathematics) maths logic able to be counted using the natural numbers; finite or denumerable
3. (Logic) maths logic able to be counted using the natural numbers; finite or denumerable
4. (Linguistics) linguistics denoting a count noun


(ˈkaʊn tə bəl)

1. able to be counted.
2. Math.
a. (of a set) having a finite number of elements.
b. (of a set) having elements that form a one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers; denumerable; enumerable.
count`a•bil′i•ty, count′a•ble•ness, n.
count′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.countable - that can be counted; "countable sins"; "numerable assets"
calculable - capable of being calculated or estimated; "a calculable risk"; "calculable odds"
لا يُمكن إحصاؤه مَعدودمعدود، يُمكن إحصاؤه
tælleligtælleligt substantiv
hesaplanabilirsayılabilen isimsayılabilir


[ˈkaʊntəbl] ADJcontable
countable noun (Ling) → nombre m contable


adjzählbar (also Gram)


[ˈkaʊntəbl] adjcomputabile
a countable noun (Gram) → un sostantivo numerabile


(kaunt) verb
1. to name the numbers up to. Count (up to) ten.
2. to calculate using numbers. Count (up) the number of pages; Count how many people there are; There were six people present, not counting the chairman.
3. to be important or have an effect or value. What he says doesn't count; All these essays count towards my final mark.
4. to consider. Count yourself lucky to be here.
1. an act of numbering. They took a count of how many people attended.
2. a charge brought against a prisoner etc. She faces three counts of theft.
see countable.
ˈcountable adjective
1. capable of being numbered. Millionths of a second are countable only on very complicated instruments.
2. (negative uncountable. also count) (of a noun) capable of forming a plural and using the definite or indefinite article: Table is a count(able) noun, but milk is an uncountable noun.
ˈcounter noun
a token used in numbering or playing certain games; counters for playing ludo etc.
ˈcountless adjective
very many. Countless pebbles.
ˈcountdown noun
(used originally of a rocket) a counting backwards to check the time remaining until the beginning of an event, regarded as zero. It's five minutes to countdown.
count on
to rely on (a person or happening). I'm counting on you to persuade her.
out for the count
1. (of a boxer) still not standing after the count of ten.
2. exhausted; asleep. He was out for the count for several hours after his long walk.
References in classic literature ?
But these were a minority always, generally a very small one, often so small a one as to be countable on the fingers of your hand.
rather see us engaged in those degrading sports, than to see us behaving like intellectual, moral, and ac- countable beings.
Depending on the state, an IRA could be considered cash and therefore would be a countable asset.
Every NCM has a countable basis of coordinate ball.
There exists a countable set E in [epsilon] such that [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] where,
Indeed, given a discrete left amenable discrete semigroup S, we know that each countable subsemigroup of S is contained in some countable left amenable one (see [8]).
Countable nouns are presented as count nouns in subject literature, and uncountable nouns are viewed as mass nouns (see Jespersen 1924 for mass words), whose category membership "depends partly on the inherent properties of their referents and partly on cultural usage" (Koptjevskaja-Tamm 2004: 1069).
w]] and C [subset or equal to] D countable, then [bar.
34 million of such countable gifts, she won't owe gift tax.
It then enables automatic standardized plating of 1 to 1 trillion countable CFU/mL on one single Petri dish.
Without its offerings of peer pressure, adolescent adrenaline, and more hand jives than countable, Grease would not be the energetic and infectious story it remains.
As far as the marking of number is concerned, nouns--traditionally --could be classified as countable nouns and uncountable nouns.