enumeration

[ ih-noo-muh-rey-shuh n, ih-nyoo- ]
/ ɪˌnu məˈreɪ ʃən, ɪˌnyu- /

noun

an act of enumerating.
a catalog or list.

Nearby words

  1. enucleation,
  2. enuf,
  3. enugu,
  4. enumerable,
  5. enumerate,
  6. enumerator,
  7. enunciable,
  8. enunciate,
  9. enunciation,
  10. enunciative

Origin of enumeration

First recorded in 1545–55, enumeration is from the Latin word ēnumerātiōn- (stem of ēnumerātiō). See enumerate, -ion

Related formspre·e·nu·mer·a·tion, nounre·e·nu·mer·a·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for enumeration

enumeration

n.

1550s, from Middle French énumération, from Latin enumerationem (nominative enumeratio) "a counting up," noun of action from past participle stem of enumerare "to reckon up, count over, enumerate," from ex- "from" (see ex-) + numerare "to count, number," from numerus "number" (see number (n.)).

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