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[noo-mer-uh-buh l, nyoo-] /ˈnu mər ə bəl, ˈnyu-/
capable of being counted, totaled, or numbered.
Origin of numerable
1560-70; < Latin numerābilis that can be counted, equivalent to numer(āre) to number + -ābilis -able
Related forms
numerableness, noun
numerably, adverb Unabridged
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  • There are numerable variations of how the modification and replay of control data can impact the operations of the system.
  • In numerable bands lire marching through the down-town streets, serenading the newspapers and prominent people.
  • In- numerable camp-fires and a city of log huts told for what uses they had fallen.
British Dictionary definitions for numerable


able to be numbered or counted
Derived Forms
numerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for numerable

1570s, from Latin numerabilis "that can be counted or numbered," from numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerably.

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