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[koun-tuh-buh l]
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  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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Related Words for countable

accountable, computable, estimable, measurable, predictable, ascertainable, countable, discoverable, foreseeable, reckonable

Examples from the Web for countable

Historical Examples of countable

  • My two boys and son-in-law are off with the South, but I'm not 'countable for them.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals

    William H. Armstrong

  • If I'm to be held 'countable he doesn't live here no longer; I know that much.'


    George Gissing

  • They are countable by the thousand and the million; who have suffered cruel wrong.

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle

  • While this poor Friedrich-Wilhelm sphere is perhaps still a countable quantity.

  • Bemebibi, chief of the Lesser Isisi, was too fat a man for a dreamer, for visions run with countable ribs and a cough.


    Edgar Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for countable


  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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