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I have nothing to do with counting the votes.
Kenneth Blackwell

Meaning of "counting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COUNTING

counting  [ˈkaʊntɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COUNTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Counting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COUNTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

counting

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 using tally marks at Hanakapiai Beach 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.

Definition of counting in the English dictionary

The definition of counting in the dictionary is the saying of numbers. Other definition of counting is totalling up.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COUNTING


accounting
əˈkaʊntɪŋ
banting
ˈbæntɪŋ
bunting
ˈbʌntɪŋ
business-accounting
ˈbɪznɪsəˌkaʊntɪŋ
consenting
kənˈsɛntɪŋ
daunting
ˈdɔːntɪŋ
disappointing
ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ
enchanting
ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪŋ
haunting
ˈhɔːntɪŋ
house-hunting
ˈhaʊshʌntɪŋ
hunting
ˈhʌntɪŋ
mounting
ˈmaʊntɪŋ
painting
ˈpeɪntɪŋ
parenting
ˈpɛərəntɪŋ
planting
ˈplɑːntɪŋ
pointing
ˈpɔɪntɪŋ
printing
ˈprɪntɪŋ
ranting
ˈræntɪŋ
venting
ˈvɛntɪŋ
wanting
ˈwɒntɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COUNTING

counterweight
counterweighted
counterword
counterwork
counterworker
counterworld
countess
countian
counties
counties palatine
counting house
countless
countlessly
countline
countries
countrified
country
country and western
country blues
country bumpkin

WORDS THAT END LIKE COUNTING

acting
anointing
anting
business accounting
chanting
cost accounting
dissenting
DNA fingerprinting
eventing
face painting
financial accounting
hinting
management accounting
merchanting
not counting
offset printing
oil painting
rock painting
screen printing
taunting
unrelenting

Synonyms and antonyms of counting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COUNTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «counting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of counting

Translation of «counting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COUNTING

Find out the translation of counting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of counting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «counting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

计数
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contando
570 millions of speakers

English

counting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिनती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

считая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contando
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গণনাকারী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

compte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zählen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

集計
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngétung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोजणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sayma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conteggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

liczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вважаючи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

numărare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταμέτρηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

räkna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

telling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of counting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTING»

The term «counting» is very widely used and occupies the 8.999 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about counting

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10 QUOTES WITH «COUNTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word counting.
1
Clay Aiken
But I was going to be a teacher my entire life, so I wasn't counting on money to much.
2
Carl D. Anderson
Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
3
Tammy Baldwin
I have no idea what goes on in another person's mind. As a legislator, I need to be good at persuading people, counting votes and getting to 50 percent plus one. I don't go back and say, 'Why did this person get to the right position?' It's only, 'Are you yes or are you no?'
4
Kevin Barry
When you wake up, instead of checking emails on your phone, or counting your retweets, pick up a pen and scratch a few sentences into a notebook.
5
Justine Bateman
I'd be counting calories in my head while having conversations and doing crosswords.
6
Kenneth Blackwell
I have nothing to do with counting the votes.
7
Jack Bowman
Maybe it will be a great thing when the Baby Boomers finally die out. In real life, it's not a matter of the good guys or the bad guys. Rather, it's big numbers and small numbers that do the counting.
8
Breyten Breytenbach
In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one's breath.
9
Jeff Bridges
I'm not counting any chickens.
10
Tom Brokaw
Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COUNTING»

Discover the use of counting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to counting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Anno's Counting Book
'An excellent introduction to number systems that is a beautiful wordless picture book as well.
Mitsumasa Anno, 1986
2
Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and what Women are Worth
Waring's classic analysis of women's place in the world economy is brought up to date in this reprinted edition by a sizable new introduction by the author.
Marilyn Waring, 1999
3
The Pleasures of Counting
If you are a mathematician who wants to explain to others how you spend your working days, then seek inspiration here. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the uses of mathematics.
T. W. Körner, 1996
4
Modern Card Counting
The author discusses both the psychological and the mathematical structure of professional blackjack.
Cris Statz, 2011
5
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's ...
This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family.
Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle Duggar, 2009
6
The Crayon Counting Book
Rhyming text and illustrations use crayons of different colors to teach counting, first by even numbers and then odd.
Pam Muñoz Ryan, Jerry Pallotta, 1996
7
Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.
Yuyi Morales, 2003
8
Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep and Dreams
A scientific exploration of the process of sleep includes coverage of such elements as yawning and sleepwalking, exploring the biological origins of popular myths while drawing links between sleep and health.
Paul Martin, 2005
9
Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth’s wit and candor, while her reservations about his character slowly vanish. The story is as much a social critique as it is a love story, and the prose crackles with Austen’s wry wit.
Jane Austen, 1918
10
Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War
The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax.
Frances Harrison, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COUNTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term counting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
18000 and still counting: Layoffs expected at Microsoft prior to …
Over the past couple of years, a lot has happened at Microsoft. Since the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft has embarked on a massive layoff of ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Update: Have The '19 Kids And …
The buzz this week in the lives of the 19 Kids and Counting stars is the fact that Jill Duggar Dillard, along with husband, Derick, and baby son, ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
3
Georgia: Tbilisi Zoo is counting its survivors
Tbilisi Zoo in Georgia is looking to rebuild after last month's devastating floods that killed three workers and many of the animals. The zoo is ... «euronews, Jul 15»
4
Floating Record sets Chicago Kickstarter mark, $1M and counting
Here's a list of the top 10 Chicago Kickstarters since the crowdfunding site launched in 2009. Though impressive, they fall well short of the ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Counting underway in Talensi by-election
Voting in the Talensi by-election has officially ended in the Upper East Region and counting of the ballots is presently ongoing. The voting ... «Citifmonline, Jul 15»
6
Down with calorie counting
In my last column, I talked about the paleo diet and mentioned that calorie counting is not emphasized much. While I believe that managing ... «SaukValley.com, Jul 15»
7
Sixers counting on versatile Sampson
The 76ers' JaKarr Sampson (9) dunks past the Pistons' Caron Butler (31) during a January game at the Wells Fargo Center. Posted: Tuesday ... «The Intelligencer, Jul 15»
8
State wants public's help counting turkeys
The department is again encouraging public participation in counting young turkeys in this year's turkey brood survey. The survey window is ... «Nashua Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
Counting down Louisiana football's Preseason Top 50 for 2015: No …
Counting down Louisiana football's Preseason Top 50 for 2015: No. 31 Amite. Counting down Louisiana football's Preseason Top 50 for 2015: ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
10
Counting on continuity: Salmon takes over South Tahoe girls soccer …
South Tahoe's most successful sports program over the past half-decade has new leadership at the top — and the Vikings are counting on ... «Tahoe Daily Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Counting [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/counting>. Aug 2020 ».
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