- an act of enumerating.
- a catalog or list.
Origin of enumeration
Examples from the Web for enumeration
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?
P. J. O’Rourke
April 12, 2014
His enumeration of a comparison with other lakes is at once harmonious and poetic.The Letters of Robert Burns
And yet in this enumeration the greatest good of all is omitted.Euthydemus
And from this enumeration I shall draw some consequences in favour of drunkenness.Ebrietatis Encomium
And I do not pretend to any interest in the enumeration of the great races of that year.The Mirror of the Sea
The prognostic importance of the enumeration of the white blood corpuscles.Histology of the Blood
Word Origin and History for enumeration
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.)).