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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. (Grammar) grammar the fact of being countable
2. (Mathematics) maths denumerability
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Ethical governance and the transparency and ac- countability of anyone in a leadership role are impera- tive.
Indeed, linguists now no longer classify nouns into the dichotomous categories of countable and uncountable, but have established various gradations of countability along a continuum (Allan; Pica).
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41) These poems, too, request kisses, evoke the object of affection with passion, dwell on the countability of kisses and use a word for kisses that Catullus may have introduced (basium 'kiss').
Before one tries to determine whom the poem is addressing or what these almonds represent, one can say with confidence that the poem moves within a frame of counting and countability.
The PN space under the strong topology is a Hausdorff space and satisfies the first countability axiom.
Although the above recommendation requires allowing more flexibility for funds received, paradoxically, there may currently not be enough ac countability to ESL students for the funding that they generate.
Throughout the article X will denotes the topological Hausdroff group, written additively, which satisfies the first axiom of countability.
But as a delegate I am very aware of the countability I have to represent members' views, rather than just my own and I need to discuss this widely with others.