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[ koun-tuh-buhl ]


  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.


/ ˈkaʊntəbəl /


  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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Other Words From

  • counta·bili·ty counta·ble·ness noun
  • counta·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of countable1

1400–50; late Middle English. See count 1, -able
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Example Sentences

For Decrypt, it’s not even a countable portion of the company’s revenue, Roazzi-Laforet added.

From Digiday

One, two, three, and so on, to countable infinity, denoted somewhat biblically as 0ℵ, or aleph-zero.

Meanwhile, the countable process in the animation above, if allowed to run forever, will contain ℵ0 points.

I don't believe they are really any relation to Lady Myrtle—at least not anything countable.

The lightning came, in one of those broad, sheetlike flickers that seem to irradiate the world for countable seconds.

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

This was not sufficient, because though visible not sufficiently tangible, countable, and tariffable.

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





countcountably additive function