count-noun

count noun

noun Grammar.
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.
Compare mass noun.


Origin:
1950–55

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linguistics, logic mass noun Compare sortal a noun that can be qualified by the indefinite article, and may be used in the plural, as telephone and thing but not airs and graces or bravery

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