count noun

count noun
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A count noun is a noun such as `bird', `chair', or `year' which has a singular and a plural form and is always used after a determiner in the singular.

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  • count noun — count ,noun noun count a COUNTABLE noun …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • count noun — noun (OED 1952) a noun which is used to refer to things that can be counted. Examples: woman, stone, tree, dollar. Syn: countable noun Ant: mass noun, non count noun, uncountable noun …   Wiktionary

  • Count noun — (dt. „zählbares Nomen“, dieser Begriff ist jedoch kaum etabliert) heißt in der Sprachwissenschaft ein Nomen, das zählbar ist, d. h., das mit Numeralia (zwei, drei, vier Tiere) und Quantifizierern (kein, jedes, manches Tier) kombiniert werden kann …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • count noun — n a noun that has both a singular and plural form and can be used with a or an →↑noun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • count noun — count′ noun n. gram. a noun, as apple, table, or birthday, that typically refers to a countable thing and that in English can be used in both the singular and the plural and can be preceded by the indefinite article a or an and by numerals… …   From formal English to slang

  • Count noun — In linguistics, a count noun (also countable noun) is a common noun that can be modified by a numeral and that occurs in both singular and plural form, as well as co occurring with quantificational determiners like every, each, several, etc. A… …   Wikipedia

  • count noun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms count noun : singular count noun plural count nouns linguistics a countable noun …   English dictionary

  • count noun — noun Date: 1952 a noun (as bean or sheet) that forms a plural and is used with a numeral, with words such as many or few, or with the indefinite article a or an compare mass noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • count noun — noun Grammar a noun that can form a plural and, in the singular, can be used with the indefinite article (e.g. books, a book). Contrasted with mass noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • count noun — noun (C) technical a noun that has both singular and plural forms, can be used with numbers and with words such as many, few etc, or can be used with a or an see also noun …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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