countable
adjective Date: 1581 capable of being counted; especially capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the positive integers <
a countable set
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countability nouncountably adverb

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  • countable — Ⅰ. count [1] ► VERB 1) determine the total number of. 2) recite numbers in ascending order. 3) take into account; include. 4) regard or be regarded as possessing a quality or fulfilling a role: people she had counted as her friends. 5) be… …   English terms dictionary

  • countable — countability, countableness, n. countably, adv. /kown teuh beuhl/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

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