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_un-_ + _countable_ (_count_ + _-able_)

un- + countable (count + -able)

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UNCOUNTABLE (_plural_ UNCOUNTABLES) * (linguistics) An UNCOUNTABLE noun.

uncountable (plural uncountables)

  1. (linguistics) An uncountable noun.

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UNCOUNTABLE (_not comparable_) * So many as to be incapable of being counted. _The reasons for our failure were as UNCOUNTABLE as the grains of sand on a beach._ * (mathematics) Incapable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers or any subset thereof. _Cantor’s “diagonal proof” shows that the set of real numbers is UNCOUNTABLE._ * (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_. _Many languages do not distinguish countable nouns from UNCOUNTABLE nouns._ _One meaning in law of the supposedly UNCOUNTABLE noun "information" is used in the plural and is countable._ ANTONYMS * countable HYPERNYMS * (set theory): infinite DERIVED TERMS * UNCOUNTABLE noun * uncountable set * uncountably TRANSLATIONS

uncountable (not comparable)

  1. So many as to be incapable of being counted.
    The reasons for our failure were as uncountable as the grains of sand on a beach.
  2. (mathematics) Incapable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers or any subset thereof.
    Cantor’s “diagonal proof” shows that the set of real numbers is uncountable.
  3. (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.
    Many languages do not distinguish countable nouns from uncountable nouns.
    One meaning in law of the supposedly uncountable noun "information" is used in the plural and is countable.

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* (mathematics) infinite * (mathematics) innumerable * (linguistics) mass noun * (linguistics) singulare tantum * Category:Uncountable nouns by language


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