- able to be counted.
- (of a set) having a finite number of elements.
- (of a set) having elements that form a one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers; denumerable; enumerable.
Origin of countable
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Examples from the Web for countable
My two boys and son-in-law are off with the South, but I'm not 'countable for them.Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals
William H. Armstrong
If I'm to be held 'countable he doesn't live here no longer; I know that much.'Demos
They are countable by the thousand and the million; who have suffered cruel wrong.The French Revolution
While this poor Friedrich-Wilhelm sphere is perhaps still a countable quantity.
Bemebibi, chief of the Lesser Isisi, was too fat a man for a dreamer, for visions run with countable ribs and a cough.Bones
- capable of being counted
- maths logic able to be counted using the natural numbers; finite or denumerable
- linguistics denoting a count noun
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