Uncountable meaning

ŭn-kountə-bəl
Too many to be counted; innumerable.

An uncountable number of tourists.

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(linguistics) An uncountable noun.
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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.

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(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.

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(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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Origin of uncountable

  • un- + countable (count + -able)

    From Wiktionary