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innumerable

[ih-noo-mer-uh-buh l, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu mər ə bəl, ɪˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
very numerous.
2.
incapable of being counted; countless.
Also, innumerous.
Origin
1300-1350
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.
Synonyms
1. See many. 2. numberless.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasiinnumerable

innumerable

/ɪˈnjuːmərəbəl; ɪˈnjuːmrəbəl/
adjective
1.
so many as to be uncountable; extremely numerous
Derived Forms
innumerability, innumerableness, noun
innumerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasiinnumerable

innumerable

adj.

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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