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[ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu məˌreɪt, ɪˈnyu-/
verb (used with object), enumerated, enumerating.
to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list:
Let me enumerate the many flaws in your hypothesis.
to ascertain the number of; count.
Origin of enumerate
1640-50; < Latin ēnumerātus (past participle of ēnumerāre), equivalent to ē- -e + numer(us) number + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
[ih-noo-muh-rey-tiv, -mer-uh-, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu məˌreɪ tɪv, -mər ə-, ɪˈnyu-/ (Show IPA),
enumerator, noun
nonenumerated, adjective
nonenumerative, adjective
preenumerate, verb (used with object), preenumerated, preenumerating.
reenumerate, verb (used with object), reenumerated, reenumerating.
unenumerated, adjective
unenumerative, adjective
well-enumerated, adjective
1. recapitulate, recount. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for enumerated
  • These tangible elements may be readily enumerated and placed on record in the bookkeeping accounts.
  • To their credit, our consultants enumerated those differences to the board.
  • It's an enabling clause that must be used in conjunction with an enumerated power.
  • Each of the years enumerated here was followed by years of light and moderate snowfall.
  • Their catalogue of misplaced enthusiasms is enumerated in a style that is vigorous and deft.
  • Nelson enumerated some of the struggles that await him as president.
  • The disturbing point for the future is that none of the underlying causes of conflict enumerated above has disappeared.
  • Fourteen skulls etched into his midriff and shoulders, investigators say, appear to have enumerated his victims.
  • Gman puts it well: requiring a purchase as a condition of birth means the concept of enumerated powers is dead.
  • The tram's sensible virtues can easily be enumerated.
British Dictionary definitions for enumerated


(transitive) to mention separately or in order; name one by one; list
(transitive) to determine the number of; count
(Canadian) to compile or enter (a name or names) in a voting list for an area
Derived Forms
enumerable, adjective
enumeration, noun
enumerative, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
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Word Origin and History for enumerated



1610s, from or modeled on Latin enumeratus, past participle of enumerare (see enumeration). Middle English had annumerate (early 15c.). Related: Enumerated; enumerating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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