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

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Examples of uncountable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the absence of hard observational evidence, astronomers turned to statistical tools to count the uncountable. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "We’re one step closer to tracking down another Earth," 28 Aug. 2019 In total, the number of Weibo posts censored and WeChat accounts suspended would be virtually uncountable. Shawn Yuan, Wired, "Inside the Early Days of China’s Coronavirus Coverup," 1 May 2020 Roosevelt had come to Dakota to hunt buffalo; he had been told that some of the last remnants of the once uncountable herds had been seen on the Little Missouri. H.w. Brands, Time, "How Theodore Roosevelt Fell in Love With the American West," 22 Oct. 2019 Teenagedom might be the phase of life most vividly signposted by pop culture, which has coughed up uncountable tales of bullies and outcasts, cheerleaders and quarterbacks, virginity anxieties and prom-posals, and so on. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Tegan and Sara Rewrite the Queer Coming-of-Age Story," 30 Sep. 2019 The forest is also home to uncountable species of plants and animals, all threatened by the blaze. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for August 22: Trump, mass shootings, Giuliani & Biden, wildfires," 22 Aug. 2019 Yet those ranks are utterly barren compared to the uncountable glut of fantasy football analysts. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Preview: Our Favorites," 9 Aug. 2019 What Cantor couldn’t figure out was whether there exists an intermediate size of infinity — something between the size of the countable natural numbers and the uncountable real numbers. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematicians Measure Infinities and Find They’re Equal," 12 Sep. 2017 Maybe this time will finally be the charm for Deutsche Bank, which over the weekend announced the latest in an uncountable series of turnaround plans. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "As the Deutsche Bank Turns," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of uncountable

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncountable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncountable. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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uncountable

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English Language Learners Definition of uncountable

: too many to be counted : not countable

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