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count noun

[ kount-noun ]
/ ˈkaʊnt ˌnaʊn /
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noun Grammar.
a noun, as apple,table, or birthday, that typically refers to a countable thing and that in English can be used in both the singular and the plural and can be preceded by the indefinite article a or an or by a number. For example, we can say an apple,four tables, or my 18th birthday.
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Also called count·a·ble noun [koun-tuh-buhl noun] /ˈkaʊn tə bəl ˌnaʊn/ .
Compare mass noun.

Origin of count noun

First recorded in 1950–55
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count noun

noun
linguistics logic a noun that can be qualified by the indefinite article, and may be used in the plural, as telephone and thing but not airs and graces or braveryCompare mass noun, sortal
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