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enumeration

[ih-noo-muh-rey-shuh n, ih-nyoo-]
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noun
  1. an act of enumerating.
  2. a catalog or list.

Origin of enumeration

First recorded in 1545–55, enumeration is from the Latin word ēnumerātiōn- (stem of ēnumerātiō). See enumerate, -ion
Related formspre·e·nu·mer·a·tion, nounre·e·nu·mer·a·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • His enumeration of a comparison with other lakes is at once harmonious and poetic.

  • And yet in this enumeration the greatest good of all is omitted.

  • And from this enumeration I shall draw some consequences in favour of drunkenness.

    Ebrietatis Encomium

    Boniface Oinophilus

  • And I do not pretend to any interest in the enumeration of the great races of that year.

  • The prognostic importance of the enumeration of the white blood corpuscles.


Word Origin and History for enumeration

n.

1550s, from Middle French énumération, from Latin enumerationem (nominative enumeratio) "a counting up," noun of action from past participle stem of enumerare "to reckon up, count over, enumerate," from ex- "from" (see ex-) + numerare "to count, number," from numerus "number" (see number (n.)).

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