What does counting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally(noun)

    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    "the counting continued for several hours"

Wiktionary

  1. counting(Noun)

    A count; the act by which something is counted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counting

    of Count

Freebase

  1. 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

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How to say counting in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of counting in a Sentence

  1. Steven Compton:

    It's helpful for labs to understand what they should be counting — whether it's for the courtroom or for a client in industry.

  2. President Trump:

    Once you start counting and reporting the votes, the spin and the time for spin is over, on election Election Night, we're going to talk a lot about numbers. We're going to look in great detail at the numbers, where the votes are coming from, how many of them are mail-in ballots early, in-person Election Day ballots. But we're not going to spend a lot of time paying attention to spin. We're really going to focus on the data.

  3. Garrison Nelson:

    It is going to be a hard sell, bernie is counting on that -- that degree of resentment and that degree of anger.

  4. Le Maire:

    If the U.S. blockage is confirmed by year end, we are counting on the European Union to make a formal proposal to tax digital activities in the first quarter of 2021.

  5. Charlton Heston:

    Mainstream America is depending on you - counting on you - to draw your sword and fight for them. These people have precious little time or resources to battle misguided Cinderella attitudes, the fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition, the feminists who preach that it's a divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand, while they seek preference with the other.

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