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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce counting?

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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. Malcolm Turnbull:

    We're certainly not counting on it.

  2. Alan Rafael Muro:

    We're not even counting people who die in their homes.

  3. Sawyer Hackett:

    Secretary Castro has said from the start of this campaign that making the debate stage is critical to Secretary Castro success, we are confident Secretary Castro will make it, and are counting on the support of grassroots donors to get us there.

  4. Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.:

    A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house. The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties. It will create a complicated machinery. Under it businessmen will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state. They will compel men of business to show their books and disclose the secrets of their affairs. They will dictate forms of bookkeeping. They will require statements and affidavits. On the one hand the inspector can blackmail the taxpayer and on the other, he can profit by selling his secret to his competitor.

  5. Kim Alexander:

    We’ve done this for over 50 years, ever since software was first introduced into the vote-counting process, many counties are in the process of conducting their post-election manual tallies right now and the public can watch.

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