Plural vs Countable - What's the difference?

plural | countable |


As adjectives the difference between plural and countable

is that plural is consisting of or containing more than one of something while countable is capable of being counted; having a quantity or a numerical attribute.

As a noun plural

is (grammar): a word in the form in which it potentially refers to something other than one person or thing; and other than two things if the language has a dual form.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

plural

English

(wikipedia plural)

Alternative forms

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Adjective

(more)
  • Consisting of or containing more than one of something.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Plural faith, which is too much by one.
  • (comparable) Pluralistic.
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  • Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Antonyms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (grammar): a word in the form in which it potentially refers to something other than one person or thing; and other than two things if the language has a dual form.
  • Usage notes

    * Many languages have singular and plural forms for one item or more than one item. Some have a singular form for one, dual form for two, trial form for three, paucal form for several, and plural for more than two (e.g., Arabic, Fijian). * While the plural form generally refers to two or more persons or things, that is not always the case. The plural form is often used for zero persons or things, for fractional things in a quantity greater than one, and for people or things when the quantity is unknown. * In English, the plural is most often formed simply by adding the letter "s" to the end of a noun, e.g. apple/apples. There are many exceptions, however, such as echo/echoes, mouse/mice, child/children, deer/deer (same word), etc.

    Antonyms

    * singular

    See also

    * ----

    countable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Capable of being counted; having a quantity.
  • (mathematics, of a set) Countably infinite; having a bijection with the natural numbers.
  • (mathematics, of a set) Countably infinite or finite; having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers.
  • (grammar, of a noun) Freely usable with the indefinite article and with numbers, and therefore having a plural form.
  • Synonyms

    * (having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers) denumerable

    Antonyms

    * uncountable

    Hyponyms

    * (having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers) finite, countably infinite

    Hypernyms

    * (countably infinite) infinite

    Derived terms

    * countable set * countable additivity

    See also

    * mass noun * plurale tantum