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enumeration

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Enumeration \E*nu`mer*a"tion\, n. [L. enumeratio: cf. F. The act of enumerating, making separate mention, or recounting. A detailed account, in which each thing is specially noticed. Because almost every man we meet possesses these, we leave them out of ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, "action of enumerating," from Middle French énumération , from Latin enumerationem (nominative enumeratio ) "a counting up," noun of action from past participle stem of enumerare "to reckon up, count over, enumerate," from assimilated form of ex- ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The act of enumerate, making separate mention, or recounting. 2 A detailed account, in which each thing is specially noticed. 3 A recapitulation, in the peroration, of the heads of an argument. 4 (context computing English) A set of named constants.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
An enumeration is a complete, ordered listing of all the items in a collection. The term is commonly used in mathematics and computer science to refer to a listing of all of the elements of a set . The precise requirements for an enumeration (for example, ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a numbered list [syn: numbering ] the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count , counting , numeration , reckoning , tally ]

Usage examples of enumeration.

He amused me with the enumeration of all her adorable qualities, and of all the cruelties she was practising upon him, for, although she received him at all hours, she repulsed him harshly whenever he tried to steal the slightest favour.

The general declaration of amnesty was somewhat narrowed in its scope by the enumeration, at the end of the proclamation, of certain classes which were excepted from its benefit.

As the marchioness in her verses had made a pompous enumeration of every physical and moral quality of his eminence, it was of course natural that he should return the compliment, and here my task was easy.

The witness was once widely known as a ruthless experimenter upon living animals, and he was now defending the practice by an enumeration of its gains.

Dawson mark the findspot and deposit the pin in a clear polythene bag marked with the excavation number, Nora felt a small part of herself resisting the very idea of collection, collation, enumeration.

Though only forty-six years old, twenty of which have been passed in the rectorship of Eversley, an enumeration of his works shows him to have written theology, philosophy, poetry, and romance.

Dawson mark the findspot and deposit the pin in a clear polythene bag marked with the excavation number, Nora felt a small part of herself resisting the very idea of collection, collation, enumeration.

In collecting empirical laws from history, therefore, only very rough inductions can be hoped for, and we may have to be content with simple enumeration.

Although taking an enlarged view of its power in making the enumeration of persons called for by this section, Congress has not always complied with its positive mandate to reapportion representatives among the States after the census is taken.

The more instances we examine, and the more care we employ, the more assurance shall we acquire, that the enumeration, which we form from the whole, is complete and entire.

Yet, I must confess, that this enumeration puts the matter in so strong a light, that I cannot, at PRESENT, be more assured of any truth, which I learn from reasoning and argument, than that personal merit consists entirely in the usefulness or agreeableness of qualities to the person himself possessed of them, or to others, who have any intercourse with him.

To consider the latter phrase, not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please, which might be for the good of the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless.

It has seemed convenient to include here certain group puzzles and enumerations that might, perhaps, with equal reason have been placed elsewhere.

All these enumerations of civil rights spring from the American Bill of Rights.

They are enumerations of a triad of persons, or events, or observations, strung together in one short sentence.