### What does **counting** mean?

# Definitions for counting

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### Princeton's WordNet

count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tallynoun

the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

"the counting continued for several hours"

### Wiktionary

countingnoun

A count; the act by which something is counted.

### Webster Dictionary

Counting

of Count

### Freebase

Counting

Counting is the action of finding the number of elements of a finite set of objects. The traditional way of counting consists of continually increasing a counter by a unit for every element of the set, in some order, while marking those elements to avoid visiting the same element more than once, until no unmarked elements are left; if the counter was set to one after the first object, the value after visiting the final object gives the desired number of elements. The related term enumeration refers to uniquely identifying the elements of a finite set or infinite set by assigning a number to each element. Counting sometimes involves numbers other than one; for example, when counting money, counting out change, "counting by twos", or "counting by fives". There is archeological evidence suggesting that humans have been counting for at least 50,000 years. Counting was primarily used by ancient cultures to keep track of social and economic data such as number of group members, prey animals, property, or debts. The development of counting led to the development of mathematical notation, numeral systems, and writing.

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Rank popularity for the word 'counting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4733

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of counting in Chaldean Numerology is:

**7**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of counting in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Examples of counting in a Sentence

If nothing else, this will give us audit, we are not

**counting**illegal people. We are not**counting**dead people’s votes.Here we're

**counting**a lot on the new development framework.The exercise of thinking through what will be required before beginning a project (i.e.,

**counting**the cost) is pretty ancient wisdom, it's not just about estimating expenses either; it can end up shaping the strategy of the whole company.They're

**counting**the votes, but as usual, I think we have exceeded expectations, i always note that a lot of people didn't even think that I would still be standing at this point.I am

**counting**on President Trump, without improving people's lives in the North, what's the point of having those summits? Those statements do not mean anything if they do not help North Koreans.

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