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count

noun (NUMBER)    /kaʊnt/
C2 [C] the act of counting, or the total number of things counted: Early vote counts show Mr Adams in the lead. We had 450 members at the last count (= when they were last counted).Numbering and counting keep count UK to record how many of something there are, or how many times something has happened: I'm trying to lose weight, so I'm keeping count of the number of calories I eat every day.Numbering and counting lose count C2 to not be able to remember how many times something has happened: I've lost count of how many times she's been late for work this month.Forgetting and forgetfulness [C] a scientifically measured amount of something: a high pollen count a low blood/sperm countNumbering and countingGeneral words for size and amount on the count of three, four, five, etc. when a particular number is reached: On the count of three, I'd like you all to stand up.Starting from a particular time
(Definition of count noun (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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