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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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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. 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.

  2. Jimmy Connors:

    It feels very different to any other match I've ever won, because I never thought about anything, reaching 500 or 800, all those numbers didn't mean anything to me, but for some reason 1.000 means a lot because it's such a huge number. Just counting to 1,000 is going to take a while.

  3. Allan Zeman:

    This year is not a night that This Halloween people're going to be counting how much money This Halloween people can make on Halloween, i'll be really happy when it's over, just to get through it.

  4. Bon Jovis:

    The whole family is together, all the kids are here with us, weve been here 15 days now, not that Im counting. Everyone here, Jake had a mild version of it, just the intestinal kind.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    I know the profit motive is their business model. But it should not come at the cost of counting who is in our country, so that we can provide the services and the rest.

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