[ koun-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈkaʊn tə bəl /
able to be counted.
- (of a set) having a finite number of elements.
- (of a set) having elements that form a one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers; denumerable; enumerable.
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Related formscount·a·bil·i·ty, count·a·ble·ness, nouncount·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for countability
/ (ˈkaʊntəbəl) /
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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