uncountable


uncountable
adj.
1 inestimable, immense (uncountable wealth).
2 Gram. (of a noun) that cannot form a plural or be used with the indefinite article (e.g. happiness).
Derivatives:
uncountability n. uncountably adv.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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