While this poor Friedrich-Wilhelm sphere is perhaps still a countable quantity.
My two boys and son-in-law are off with the South, but I'm not 'countable for them.
The lightning came, in one of those broad, sheetlike flickers that seem to irradiate the world for countable seconds.
If I'm to be held 'countable he doesn't live here no longer; I know that much.'
They are countable by the thousand and the million; who have suffered cruel wrong.
Bemebibi, chief of the Lesser Isisi, was too fat a man for a dreamer, for visions run with countable ribs and a cough.
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.
This was not sufficient, because though visible not sufficiently tangible, countable, and tariffable.
mathematics
A term describing a set which is isomorphic to a subet of the natural numbers. A countable set has "countably many" elements. If the isomorphism is stated explicitly then the set is called "a counted set" or "an enumeration".
Examples of countable sets are any finite set, the natural numbers, integers, and rational numbers. The real numbers and complex numbers are not [proof?].
(1999-08-29)