count|a|ble

count|a|ble
count|a|ble «KOWNT tuh buhl», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. that can be counted: »

Stars are countable by the million.

2. Mathematics. denumerable: »

[Georg] Cantor called countable those infinite sets that can be written as a sequence X1, X2, X3... (Scientific American).

3. Grammar. that can take the plural form and follow a cardinal number. Boy is a countable noun (one boy, two boys); butter and yellow are not countable.
–n.
a countable noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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