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counting

Definitions of counting
  1. noun
    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    synonyms: count, enumeration, numeration, reckoning, tally
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    blood count
    the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
    census, nose count, nosecount
    a periodic count of the population
    countdown
    counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)
    miscount
    an inaccurate count
    poll
    the counting of votes (as in an election)
    recount
    an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
    sperm count
    the act of estimating the number of spermatozoa in an ejaculate
    CBC, blood profile, complete blood count
    counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
    differential blood count
    counting the number of specific types of white blood cells found in 1 cubic millimeter of blood; may be included as part of a complete blood count
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    investigating, investigation
    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
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