- to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list: Let me enumerate the many flaws in your hypothesis.
- to ascertain the number of; count.
Origin of enumerate
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Examples from the Web for enumerative
One is representative or enumerative; the other, suggestive.
The copulative or enumerative conjunctions, have only two degrees.Delsarte System of Oratory
Enumerative description has one point of great difference from suggestive description.
In enumerative induction we lay stress on the number of instances in which the habit is applied.Studies in Logical Theory
- (tr) to mention separately or in order; name one by one; list
- (tr) to determine the number of; count
- Canadian to compile or enter (a name or names) in a voting list for an area
C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
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Word Origin and History for enumerative
1610s, from or modeled on Latin enumeratus, past participle of enumerare (see enumeration). Middle English had annumerate (early 15c.). Related: Enumerated; enumerating.
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