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countable

[ koun-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈkaʊn tə bəl /
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adjective
able to be counted.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM countable

count·a·bil·i·ty, count·a·ble·ness, nouncount·a·bly, adverb
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How to use countable in a sentence

  • Seek not a scapegoat for thy righteous due, Nor hope to void thy countability.

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British Dictionary definitions for countable

countable
/ (ˈkaʊntəbəl) /

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