[noo-mer-uh-buh l, nyoo-]
- capable of being counted, totaled, or numbered.
Origin of numerable
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Examples from the Web for numerable
By this he did not mean simply that all things were numerable, or that number belonged to them as a predicate.
On the decayed tree-trunks, too, there are little white columns in numerable, with black heads as though they had been burnt.Little Johannes
Frederik van Eeden
Jack says in a letter that his beard "was not composed of hair, but hairs as straight and numerable as those in a cat's whiskers."In the Days of Poor Richard
There were also commissions to purchase in numerable things, ranging from meerschaum pipes to fine flannel shirts.Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6)
All things are not coloured, or ponderable, or even extended; but all things are numerable.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive
John Stuart Mill
- able to be numbered or counted
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Word Origin and History for numerable
1570s, from Latin numerabilis "that can be counted or numbered," from numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerably.
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