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[ih-noo-mer-uh-buh l, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu mər ə bəl, ɪˈnyu-/
very numerous.
incapable of being counted; countless.
Origin of innumerable
1300-50; Middle English < Latin innumerābilis countless, innumerable, equivalent to in- in-3 + numerābilis that can be counted or numbered (numerā(re) to count + -bilis -ble)
Related forms
innumerableness, innumerability, noun
innumerably, adverb
quasi-innumerable, adjective
quasi-innumerably, adverb
Can be confused
enumerable, innumerable.
innumerable, innumerate.
1. See many. 2. numberless. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for innumerable
  • Plans are made, but they are voluntary and innumerable.
  • innumerable blood vessels line the skin covering the plate.
  • There would be a mash-up and what emerged would be a new system forming out of the innumerable interactions.
  • The amount of traffic and slow speeds in urban areas mean that fewer will die from the innumerable accidents.
  • Learned behavior, channeled along innumerable different paths by divergent cultures, is what allows us to do so.
  • He wrangled with teammates, two wives, five children and innumerable ticket holders.
  • In an abnormal society, accomplices are innumerable and none of them needs to shoulder responsibility, so they feel no remorse.
  • From the innumerable street stands selling tropical fruit to the dozens of fancy restaurants, good eating abounds.
British Dictionary definitions for innumerable


/ɪˈnjuːmərəbəl; ɪˈnjuːmrəbəl/
so many as to be uncountable; extremely numerous
Derived Forms
innumerability, innumerableness, noun
innumerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for innumerable

mid-14c., from Latin innumerabilis "countless, immeasurable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + numerabilis "able to be numbered," from numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)).

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