# countable

[koun-tuh-buh l]

- able to be counted.
- Mathematics.
- (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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## Origin of countable

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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 GeneralsWilliam H. Armstrong

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

DemosGeorge Gissing

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

The French RevolutionThomas 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.

BonesEdgar Wallace

## countable

- 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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