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[verb ree-kount; noun ree-kount, ree-kount]
verb (used with object)
  1. to count again.
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  1. a second or additional count, as of votes in an election.
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Origin of re-count

First recorded in 1755–65; re- + count1
Can be confusedre-count recount
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Historical Examples of re-count

  • Ever, when we re-count the tale, there is something to overturn the theories of the police.

    The Blind Spot

    Austin Hall

  • In the fury of despair, the Tories had demanded a re-count of the votes, but this had only altered the majority by three.

    Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)

    Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson

  • The old lady had drawn a roll of bank-notes from her pocket, which she proceeded carefully to count and re-count.

    Garrick's Pupil

    Auguston Filon

  • After a re-count I think that my 1356 is a little too large, and should not be surprised if the 26631⁄2 had been exactly halved.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

British Dictionary definitions for re-count


verb (riːˈkaʊnt)
  1. to count (votes, etc) again
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noun (ˈriːˌkaʊnt)
  1. a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election
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