countable

adjective
count·​able | \ ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl How to pronounce countable (audio) \

Definition of countable

: capable of being counted especially : capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the positive integers a countable set

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Other Words from countable

countability \ ˌkau̇n-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce countable (audio) \ noun
countably \ ˈkau̇n-​tə-​blē How to pronounce countable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of countable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That leaves one countable position left on IU’s staff. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "Mike Woodson confident he's building IU basketball program that will win," 9 Apr. 2021 Their departures from the program leave Oregon with 90 scholarship players, 82 countable, including 16 offensive linemen. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks offensive linemen Jonah Tauanu’u, Chris Randazzo, linebacker Sampson Niu medically retire," 1 Apr. 2021 Data are just a bunch of qualitative conclusions arranged in a countable way. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "America’s Coronavirus Catastrophe Began With Data," 15 Mar. 2021 Oregon is now projected to have 86 countable scholarship players, one over the limit. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio enters transfer portal," 23 Jan. 2021 Of those ballots, 44 were considered countable, with the remaining 11 ballots belonging to voters who were not registered. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "New York county attorney reports 55 uncounted ballots in House race separated by 12 votes," 1 Dec. 2020 In other words, the trust itself is not a countable asset for purposes of eligibility for such programs and can be the difference between having many supports and services and having none. Wesley E. Wright, Houston Chronicle, "Elder Law: Do you need a supplemental care trust in your estate plan?," 15 Oct. 2020 The NCAA Division I Council in September approved a measure to make Election Day a day off from countable athletic activities. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, "Alabama football to pause Tuesday for Election Day," 2 Nov. 2020 To be eligible for benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a person cannot have more than $2,000 in countable assets. Wesley E. Wright, Houston Chronicle, "Elder Law: Do you need a supplemental care trust in your estate plan?," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of countable

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countable was in 1581

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20 Apr 2021

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“Countable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countable. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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