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 countability (audio) \ noun
countably \ ˈkau̇n-​tə-​blē How to pronounce countably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of countable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance , any school staff member may participate in recruiting calls between a countable coach and a recruit. Cecil Hurt, The Courier-Journal, "NCAA makes modifications to recruiting, practice rules as COVID-19 restrictions continue," 7 May 2020 Any school staff member, for example, may participate on recruiting calls between a countable coach and a recruit. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "NCAA approves blanket waiver requests during COVID-19 pandemic, changes alter recruiting," 6 May 2020 An apeirogon is a polygon with an infinite yet countable number of sides. Julie Orringer, New York Times, "Colum McCann Gives Voice to Grieving Fathers, One Israeli and One Palestinian," 24 Feb. 2020 Only countable coaches may conduct virtual film study, technical discussions, tactical sessions and other non-physical activities. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "Big 12 announces new coronavirus rules that will allow coaches to hold virtual team, position meetings," 30 Mar. 2020 The program must also limit its hours of practice and its number of countable coaches during sessions. USA TODAY, "Pittsburgh football and men's basketball guilty of NCAA violations involving practice coaches," 20 Feb. 2020 Often these descriptions employ topological properties: simple, countable characteristics that don’t depend on size or shape, such as how often strings in a knot cross. Quanta Magazine, "Color-Changing Material Unites the Math and Physics of Knots," 10 Feb. 2020 Black people in particular, like editorial assistant Jesse Sparks, make extremely brief and infrequent appearances on the channel (like, countable on one hand). Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Bon Appetit test kitchen’s race problem," 27 Jan. 2020 But right now in Massachusetts, the maximum grant for a family of three in public or subsidized housing with no countable income is only $593 a month. Paul Donato, BostonGlobe.com, "State representative, House assistant majority leader, Medford Democrat," 14 Dec. 2019

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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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11 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Countable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countable. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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