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  • adverb Too many to be counted (either by reason of being infinite or for practical constraints).
  • adverb grammar In an uncountable fashion.
  • adverb mathematics In a way that is incapable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers or any subset thereof.
  • adverb Used as a general intensifier of amounts and quantities; very; much


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uncountable +‎ -ly or un- +‎ countably


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  • These sets are too big to be put into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers; they are called uncountably infinite.

    Skolem's Paradox Bays, Timothy 2009

  • Thus, the one-to-one correspondence between the reals and the naturals fails, as there are simply too many reals—they are "uncountably" numerous—making real infinity somehow larger than natural infinity.

    Strange but True: Infinity Comes in Different Sizes | Impact Lab 2007

  • * Eleanor Clift loses one of her uncountably many demerits in agitating for Howard Dean to HHS.

    Saturday Night « Gerry Canavan 2009

  • For example, it certainly depends on whether your set of trials is countably infinite or uncountably infinite (in other words the cardinality of your set of trials).

    A Short Critique of Bradley Monton's Paper 2009

  • Much to the consternation of marine life advocates and to the relief of the out-of-sight/out-of-mind crowd, most of the damage is uncountably ensconced beneath the surface of the Gulf.

    Vet's view: 10 biggest animal news stories of 2010 2010

  • Or how might we have a little private time to tell just one of our sons of our affection for him without sharing the moment with uncountably many of his brothers?

    The Problem of the Many Weatherson, Brian 2009

  • Indeed, because cardinality is permutation-invariant, every cardinality quantifier is included, including “there are infinitely many”, “there are uncountably many”, and others that are not first-order definable.

    Logical Constants MacFarlane, John 2009

  • How can a countable model satisfy the first-order sentence which “says that” there are uncountably many things?

    Skolem's Paradox Bays, Timothy 2009

  • The questions raised by the uncountably infinite number of both unrealistic and implausible alternate viewpoints of diversity demand answers.

    Archive 2007-06-01 2007

  • Or moving the other way, if we form a third language L³ by adding to L the quantifier Qx with the meaning “There are uncountably many elements x such that ¦”, then trivially L is reducible to L³, but the downward Loewenheim-Skolem theorem shows at once that L³ is not reducible to L.

    Model Theory Hodges, Wilfrid 2009


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