from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Too many to be counted; innumerable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not capable of being counted; innumerable.

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  • noun linguistics An uncountable noun.
  • adjective So many as to be incapable of being counted.
  • adjective mathematics Incapable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers or any subset thereof.
  • adjective grammar, of a noun Describes a meaning of a noun that cannot be used freely with numbers or the indefinite article, and which therefore takes no plural form. Example: information.


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un- + countable (count + -able)


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