[ noo-mer-uh-buh l, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mər ə bəl, ˈnyu- /


capable of being counted, totaled, or numbered.

Origin of numerable

1560–70; < Latin numerābilis that can be counted, equivalent to numer(āre) to number + -ābilis -able
Related formsnu·mer·a·ble·ness, nounnu·mer·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for numerable


/ (ˈnjuːmərəbəl) /


able to be numbered or counted
Derived Formsnumerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for numerable



1570s, from Latin numerabilis "that can be counted or numbered," from numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerably.

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