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[koun-tuh-buh l]
  1. able to be counted.
  2. Mathematics.
    1. (of a set) having a finite number of elements.
    2. (of a set) having elements that form a one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers; denumerable; enumerable.
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Origin of countable

1400–50; late Middle English. See count1, -able
Related formscount·a·bil·i·ty, count·a·ble·ness, nouncount·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for countability


  1. capable of being counted
  2. maths logic able to be counted using the natural numbers; finite or denumerable
  3. linguistics denoting a count noun
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