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

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 Since either one of these is the opposite of the other, that is, to be one - to exist in a minimally countable way - is the opposite of being zero, being nothing or not existing. Amir Husain, Forbes, 19 May 2022 That caused him to be considered a countable coach. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2022 According to conference guidelines, each team must have at least six scholarship players and one countable coach available for a game to be played. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Jan. 2022 The Big East stipulates that teams must have at least seven scholarship players and one countable coach for games to proceed. Alexa Philippou,, 4 Jan. 2022 However, the Big East announced Thursday a game would be canceled if one school had fewer than seven scholarship players and one countable coach available. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Dec. 2021 Per Big East policy a conference game will be canceled if a team has fewer than seven scholarship players and one countable coach available., 28 Dec. 2021 Moving forward, if a team can’t field at least seven scholarship players and one countable coach, the game will be canceled and the conference will attempt to reschedule it. Alexa Philippou,, 23 Dec. 2021 And if the weight of the current five-game losing streak wasn’t heavy enough, now there are these rumblings that Nagy’s days as coach are numbered, perhaps even countable on one hand. Dan Wiederer,, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of countable

1581, in the meaning defined above

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“Countable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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