countable

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From count ‎(to enumerate) +‎ -able

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countable ‎(not comparable)

  1. Capable of being counted; having a quantity.
  2. (mathematics, of a set) Countably infinite or finite; having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers.
  3. (mathematics, of a set) Countably infinite; having a bijection with the natural numbers.
  4. (grammar, of a noun) Freely usable with the indefinite article and with numbers, and therefore having a plural form.

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The mathematics sense by which finite sets are countable is more common than the sense by which finite sets are not countable.

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  • (having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers): denumerable

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