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Fundamental Counting Principlenoun [U]

 /ˈfʌn·dəˈmen·təl ˈkɑʊn·tɪŋ ˌprɪn·sə·pəl/
mathematics a ​rule that says if there are x ​ways in which one thing can be done, and y ​ways in which another thing can then be done, then there are x×y ​ways in which the two things can be done one after the other
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