countable

adjective count·able \ ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl \
Updated on: 18 Mar 2018

Definition of countable

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

countability

play \ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

countably

play \ˈkau̇n-tə-blē\ adverb

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