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enumeration

[ih-noo-muh-rey-shuh n, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˌnu məˈreɪ ʃən, ɪˌnyu-/
noun
1.
an act of enumerating.
2.
a catalog or list.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin ēnumerātiōn- (stem of ēnumerātiō). See enumerate, -ion
Related forms
preenumeration, noun
reenumeration, noun
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Examples from the web for enumeration
  • Some reduce it to an enumeration of desirable-but mostly undesirable-behaviors.
  • The material offered by observations on the journey is various beyond enumeration, and much of it is extremely amusing.
  • The enumeration of indigenous authorities and friends, however, strikes me as itself a traditional gesture.
  • These were the chief influences upon his work, and their enumeration serves to bring out the originality of his performance.
  • Yet for that reason the book needs no praise, but only the explanation of its virtues and the enumeration of its defects.
Word Origin and History for enumeration
n.

1550s, from Middle French énumération, from Latin enumerationem (nominative enumeratio) "a counting up," noun of action from past participle stem of enumerare "to reckon up, count over, enumerate," from ex- "from" (see ex-) + numerare "to count, number," from numerus "number" (see number (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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enumeration in Technology

1. A bijection with the natural numbers; a counted set.
Compare well-ordered.
2. enumerated type.
(1996-11-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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