- 1. nounAn uncountable noun.2. adjectivea) 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.b) 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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uncountable — index innumerable, myriad Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
uncountable — (adj.) late 14c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + COUNT (Cf. count) + ABLE (Cf. able) … Etymology dictionary
uncountable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too many to be counted … English terms dictionary
uncountable — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
uncountable — /un kown teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not countable; incapable of having the total precisely ascertained: uncountable colonies of bacteria; uncountable kindnesses and small favors. 2. indefinitely large in number; infinite: the uncountable days of… … Universalium
uncountable — un|count|a|ble [ʌnˈkauntəbəl] adj an uncountable noun has no plural form and refers to something which cannot be counted or regarded as either singular or plural, for example money or happiness . In this dictionary uncountable nouns are marked… … Dictionary of contemporary English
uncountable — [ʌnˈkaʊntəb(ə)l] adj linguistics an uncountable noun has no plural form and cannot be counted in individual units. Uncountable nouns are marked [U] in this dictionary … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
uncountable — adj. Uncountable is used with these nouns: ↑noun … Collocations dictionary
uncountable — un|count|a|ble [ ʌn kauntəbl ] adjective LINGUISTICS an uncountable noun has no plural form and cannot be counted in individual units … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
uncountable — adjective, a noun that is uncountable has no plural form and means something which cannot be counted or regarded as either singular or plural, for example water , or beauty ; mass noun … Longman dictionary of contemporary English