- 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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1. recapitulate, recount.
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Examples from the Web for enumerator
Enumerator at a doorway, entering in his portfolio the details of a household.
"It's the enumerator from the district of Chandler," answered Hamilton.
He writes quite rapidly, and in his work as enumerator takes an average of 200 names a day.
These names were taken by the enumerator, who verified the record as the bodies were carried through the gate.Prison Life in Andersonville
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Enumerator on a schooner skirting the icy shores of the glacier-fed waters of the Behring Sea.
- a person or thing that enumerates
- Canadian a person who compiles the voting list for an area
- British a person who issues and retrieves forms during a census of population
- (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
Word Origin and History for enumerator
1610s, from or modeled on Latin enumeratus, past participle of enumerare (see enumeration). Middle English had annumerate (early 15c.). Related: Enumerated; enumerating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper