recount


1re·count

verb \ri-ˈkant\

Definition of RECOUNT

transitive verb
:  to relate in detail :  narrate
re·count·er noun

Origin of RECOUNT

Middle English, from Anglo-French recunter, from re- + cunter to count, relate — more at count
First Known Use: 15th century

2re·count

verb \(ˌ)rē-ˈkant\

Definition of RECOUNT

transitive verb
:  to count again

Origin of RECOUNT

re- + count
First Known Use: 1764

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

3re·count

noun \ˈrē-ˌkant, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\

: a second count of the votes in a very close election

Full Definition of RECOUNT

:  a second or fresh count

Examples of RECOUNT

  1. The election was very close and the loser demanded a recount.

First Known Use of RECOUNT

1884

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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