Meaning of “count noun” in the English Dictionary

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"count noun" in British English

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count nounnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊnt ˌnaʊn/ us /ˈkaʊnt ˌnaʊn/ also countable noun specialized

B1 a noun that can be used in the singular and the plural:

Count nouns are shown in this dictionary with [C].

More examples

  • You can also call a count noun a 'countable noun', which shows that it's the type of noun that can be counted.
  • You can say 'books' when there is more than one, so 'book' is a count noun, unlike 'information' which is uncountable.

(Definition of “count noun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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