count noun

count noun
count′ noun`
gram. a noun, as apple, table, or birthday, that typically refers to a countable thing and that in English can be used in both the singular and the plural and can be preceded by the indefinite article a or an and by numerals
Compare mass noun
Etymology: 1950–55

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Count noun — In linguistics, a count noun (also countable noun) is a common noun that can be modified by a numeral and that occurs in both singular and plural form, as well as co occurring with quantificational determiners like every, each, several, etc. A… …   Wikipedia

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