in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble | \i-ˈnüm-rə-bəl, -ˈnyüm-;-ˈn(y)ü-mə-\

Definition of innumerable 

: too many to be numbered : countless also : very many

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Other Words from innumerable

innumerably \i-​ˈnüm-​rə-​blē, -​ˈnyüm-​; -​ˈn(y)ü-​mə-​ \ adverb

Examples of innumerable in a Sentence

There are innumerable errors in the book. our reasons to give thanks are as innumerable as the stars

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In the less than 50 years since, judicial and state activism have subjected the U.S. economy to innumerable carbon-dioxide restrictions, with Congress having had no say over the matter. Paul H. Tice, WSJ, "Trump’s Half-Measures Won’t Save the Coal Industry," 16 Sep. 2018 Getting wrapped up in the innumerable data breaches that occur every year isn't a matter of if, but when. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Firefox Now Lets You Know When You've Been Hacked," 25 Sep. 2018 In today’s world, facts are innumerable and easy to access and so the teaching has migrated less to providing facts and more to providing context. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Shout Out: Mitchell Petersen of Winnetka, Northwestern professor," 16 May 2018 Unique as one of the world's few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. Julian Harrison, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Africa," 5 Oct. 2016 President’s tweeted innumerable times calling you a leaker– because of that. Time Staff, Time, "Read the Full Transcript From James Comey's ABC Interview," 17 Apr. 2018 Khan shoots, rides, romances and fights on cue, even tearing his t-shirt off for a climactic fight scene as he’s done in innumerable films before. Lisa Tsering, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Race 3': Film Review," 18 June 2018 But there were innumerable restaurants that could put that lineup of items together, a few on the same street, and just one with the ability to make my adrenaline rush. Rembert Browne, Bon Appetit, "My Temple of Steam-Table Soul Food," 6 June 2018 But New York City, for all its innumerable virtues, is not blessed with the enormous grocery stores that are such a fixture of so many of America's sprawling towns and cities. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "How to review your life’s Amazon buying history—and what we learned from our own," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of innumerable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for innumerable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin innumerabilis, from in- + numerabilis numerable

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English Language Learners Definition of innumerable

: too many to be counted : very many


in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble | \i-ˈnü-mə-rə-bəl, -ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of innumerable

: too many to be counted innumerable stars

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