count noun


Definition of count noun

: a noun (such as bean or sheet) that forms a plural and is used with a numeral, with words such as many or few, or with the indefinite article a or an — compare mass noun

First Known Use of count noun

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of count noun was in 1952

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“Count noun.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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grammar : a noun (such as bean or ball) that has both a singular and plural form and can be used after a numeral, after words such as many or few, or after the indefinite article a or an

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