uncountable

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

Definition of uncountable

: unable to be counted especially : of an amount too great to be counted uncountable stars There are great heaps of mussels; mackerel and sardines in uncountable numbers … — Jay Jacobs

Examples of uncountable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the number of stories in the Free Press that owe their facts, accuracy or punch to her are uncountable. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2022 However many books and movies take it as their subject, a historical travesty on the incomprehensible scale of the Holocaust must always contain within it an uncountable number of untold stories. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 4 July 2022 Ergodicity is a crucial concept in statistical mechanics, which (for example) deduces the behavior of a large volume of gas from the motions of its uncountable individual molecules. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 18 Mar. 2022 Each star in its uncountable bouquet extended a petal of light across trillions of miles and into our puny lines of vision. Marion Renault, The New Republic, 20 Dec. 2021 This massive collection, now a decade old, gives you many of the (uncountable) highlights. The Week Staff, The Week, 13 Dec. 2021 And that the movie will have to demolish several San Francisco landmarks, uncountable bystanders, and most ideas of sense and continuity along the way. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Now pause for a moment, and think about the uncountable number of dynamic and ever changing combinations that the state of the brain can take on given this incredible complexity. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 In contrast, the real numbers — which include the natural numbers as well as rational and irrational numbers — are also infinite, but they are classified as uncountable. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncountable

1582, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Uncountable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncountable. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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