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count noun

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noun Grammar.
  1. 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 and by numerals.
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Origin of count noun

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for count noun

count noun

noun
  1. 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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