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Meaning of uncountable by Wiktionary Dictionary



    un- + countable ( count + -able )


    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 .


    • countable


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