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

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Examples of uncountable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The summation and interactions of these seemingly uncountable number of signals are all part of a larger plan without realizing it. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 But there are uncountable billions of permutations where the molecules spread out in different ways throughout the water. Quanta Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 Sydney is a city made up of several CBDs and a basically uncountable number of suburbs. Mike Meehall Wood, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Their force and furor derive from uncountable inputs, and in these paintings the burning Grenfell Tower and the gestures of Chinese calligraphy can’t be easily sundered. Jason Farago, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2021 Artists have also reworked them into uncountable films, picture books and other forms over the decades. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Mar. 2021 The heart of Shirreff’s show addresses the lives of uncountable objects that, like the books that held them, ended up in the remainder bin of history itself. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Feb. 2021 Yet the Bureau took no such actions against the leadership of the Klan, which was responsible for an uncountable number of murders, or against George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party, which formed in opposition to the civil-rights movement. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2021 These cables work and have pulled uncountable numbers of ATVs out of compromised positions, but there is a better option. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of uncountable

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncountable was in 1582

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“Uncountable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncountable. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncountable

: too many to be counted : not countable

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