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count

verb (NUMBER)    /kaʊnt/
B1 [I or T] to say numbers one after the other in order, or to calculate the number of people or things in a group: Let's count out loud (= speak the words) from one to ten. The teachers counted the students as they got on to the coach. Count your money carefully to make sure it's all there. [+ question word] We need to count who's here, so we can make sure that no one's missing. There'll be eight for dinner, counting (= including) ourselves. We're still waiting for the votes to be counted (up).Numbering and counting count heads to count the number of people present somewhere: There look to be about 50 people present - I haven't counted heads yet.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
(Definition of count verb (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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