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

# Definitions for counting

count·ing

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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.

### British National Corpus

Written Corpus Frequency

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

That was a massive, massive relief. Initially we weren't certain they were all alive and as they were coming down I was

**counting**them until I got to 13, all we could think about was how we were going to get them out, so there was relief tempered with uncertainty.I am sure within August we will start

**counting**the first 21 days of zero (new cases), i believe we cannot go back, we can only go forward.To-day is thine to spend, but not to-morrow;

**Counting**on morrows breedeth bankrupt sorrow: O squander not this breath that Heaven hath lent thee; Make not too sure another breath to borrow.People are

**counting**on us to stop this nonsense, we won't get a second chance. We will go from village to village, door to door, and tell people to vote for us.How many stars can you count in the sky? How many mistakes can you count in your life? Stop

**counting**! No clever man ever is stuck in the past!

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- 数えるJapanese

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