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Definition for: uncountable

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English

Adjective

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” that the real numbers are uncountable is one of the great accomplishments of modern mathematics.
  3. ( linguistics ) Describes a noun that cannot be used freely with numbers or the indefinite article, and which therefore takes no plural form. Examples: wine , water , sand .
    Many languages do not distinguish countable nouns from uncountable nouns.

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Translations

  • Danish: utællelig (1,2)
  • Dutch: ontelbaar (1)
  • Finnish: lukematon (1), ylinumeroituva (2)
  • French: indénombrable (1) invariable (2)
  • German: unzählbar ^ (1,3), überabzählbar (2)
  • Japanese: 不可算 (ふかさん, fukasan) (3)
  • Persian: بیشمار (bišomâr)
  • Slovene: nešteven m . , neštevna f . , neštevno n . (2,3)
  • Spanish: incontable (1)

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Other Translations for "uncountable"

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Morse Codeuncountable
Hexf5 ee 63 6f f5 ee 74 e1 e2 6c 65
Pig Latinuncountableway

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