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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

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  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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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. Herrera Beutler:

    A ruthless mob that uses violence to stop the Constitutionally-mandated counting of electoral votes is an attack on the U.S. Constitution itself. The President either wanted the mob he helped mobilize to take these steps, or he didn't care enough about his job responsibilities to try to stop them as they hunted down his Vice President and beat Capitol police officers; either way, it's impeachable. Let the political chips fall where they may.

  2. Juergen Stackmann:

    It is clear to see that China will go through V shape, we are not counting on a V shape recovery for Europe.

  3. Dirk Engels:

    Here we're counting a lot on the new development framework.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    We’ve enacted an annual NDAA for 59 straight years and counting, in the next few days – the easy way or the hard way – we’re going to do our job once again. This body will fulfill our responsibility to the men and women who protect our country.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    If we’re counting on Facebook to regulate itself, we’re going to fail, i ’m a South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, I do n’t like regulating things unless you have to.

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