One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Able to be counted.
- ‘I find this penalty charge to us, and other numerable people, to be a fraud.’
- ‘His tendency is exactly that of an eighteenth-century encyclopaedist or of a Dutch painter: the world is finite, the world is full of numerable and contiguous objects.’
- ‘A cleverly packaged cocktail of elderly acting talent bring their numerable years of experience to the table to create a gentle, mature and engaging little story.’
- ‘I protect this small burg from the likes of them, especially around this time, as the attacks grow ever-more numerable.’
- ‘There is a harsh, lonely element that runs through much of the IAS material, droning passages, a juxtaposition of numerable repetitious melodies.’
- ‘Thabit's concept of number follows that of Plato and he argues that numbers exist, whether someone knows them or not, and they are separate from numerable things.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin numerabilis, from numerare ‘to number’.
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