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countable

[′kau̇nt·ə·bəl]
(mathematics)
Either finite or denumerable. Also known as enumerable.

countable

(mathematics)
A term describing a set which is isomorphic to a subet of the natural numbers. A countable set has "countably many" elements. If the isomorphism is stated explicitly then the set is called "a counted set" or "an enumeration".

Examples of countable sets are any finite set, the natural numbers, integers, and rational numbers. The real numbers and complex numbers are not
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Finally, in Turkana gender shifts can be used to encode variation both in the countability properties of nouns (M1 = 1) and in the size of the noun phrase referent (M2 = 1).
It has been argued that noun countability is an important component in determining the appropriate choice of articles, as are referent specificity and hearer's knowledge (Goto Butler, 2002: 455-56).
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That for the does not relate to number or countability; an NP with the can involve a countable or uncountable noun, and if a countable it may be marked with singular or plural inflection.
Insofar as our thought about things proceeds by recursively developed linguistic means, it is inherently limited in its reach within the confines of countability. And so, the upshot is that the limits of textuality impose quantitative limitations upon propositionalized thought--albeit not limits of finitude.
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"About" points to Hargraves's excellent discussion not only of that word, but of parts of speech, including countability of nouns and inflections of verbs.
They also provide a great deal of lexical grammatical information, such as the countability or non-countability of nouns and the gradability of adjectives.
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The corporate optimism and positive spins that helped build investor confidence in previous cycles will significantly dampen as companies remain defensive regarding disclosures and heightened corporate countability. Therefore, an economic recovery will hinge on facts rather than rhetoric.