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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 ?
rather see us engaged in those degrading sports, than to see us behaving like intellectual, moral, and ac- countable beings.
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.
Investigating the relevant data of several languages, we can assert that in the case of countable nouns the marking of number in most languages follows the basic "singular ~ plural" opposition, e.
The couple owns $200,000 of excess liquid assets beyond the 2014 Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) of $117,240 for a total of $312,240 of countable assets.
3 Vector spaces of finite or countable dimension as permutation modules
Subsequent chapters cover countable and uncountable sample spaces, continuous random variables, functions of one and two random variables, conditional probabilities for countable sample spaces and continuous random variables, Bernoulli, geometric and Poisson processes, Brownian motion and white noise, and convergence of random variables.
Toyoda: Approximation of common fixed points of a countable family of nonexpansive mappings in a Banach space, Nonlinear Anal.
The countable, pop-up images of hardworking farm animals interleave between the pages, and there are ten hidden mice to find too
Perfectly completed eclair pate a choux should pause for a countable second or two on the whisk before oozing back into the bowl, he demonstrated.
The average SNAP household has a gross monthly income of $744, a net monthly income of $338, and countable resources of $331.
2] An IFTS (X, [tau]) is called intuitionistic fuzzy Lindelof if each intuitionistic fuzzy open cover of X has a countable sub cover for X.