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counting (n.)

late 14c., verbal noun from count (v.). Counting-house "room or building set aside for bookkeeping, correspondence, business transactions," is from mid-15c.

updated on April 17, 2018

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Definitions of counting from WordNet

counting (n.)
the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order;
the counting continued for several hours
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