counting meaning

  • Counting is the action of finding the number of elements of a finite set of objects.
  • Counting sometimes involves numbers other than one; for example, when counting money, counting out change, "counting by twos" (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, ...), or "counting by fives" (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, ...).
  • There is archeological evidence suggesting that humans have been counting for at least 50,000 years.

    Definition of counting in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcountingsSUF-ing
    1. A count; the act by which something is counted.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of count.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Minimum age of Maiasaura individuals was determined by counting the number of annually deposited lines of arrested growth (see [10 –12 ] for descriptions of skeletochronology methods).
          • We provide examples demonstrating that the new invariants are not determined by the biquandle counting invariant, the knot quandle, the knot group or the traditional skein invariants..
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Counting was performed in a sample-blinded fashion and expressed as % of 200 counted cells ( D ) and mean of the number of immunodecorated structures per cell ( E ).
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of counting for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "counting" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
          Difficultness: Level 2
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 1
          Definite    ➨     Versatile