Definition of enumerate in English:


Line breaks: enu¦mer|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnjuːməreɪt


[with object]



Pronunciation: /-ˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Our post attempted to avoid being bogged down in the enumeration of particular instances of this or that phenomena.
  • Gone will be perspectives and ideas that transcend local boundaries - in will be enumeration of ordinary details and stamp-collecting.
  • After 1850, however, the federal and state census enumerations augment the history by listing individual names.


Pronunciation: /-rətɪv/
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  • One type is enumerative in nature and involves asking as many people as possible and then reporting the raw numbers.
  • For enumerative research, random sampling could provide statistically based generalizability, although even here the sampling frame is often a restricted version of the target population.
  • In his early work he investigated quadrics, algebraic curves, complexes, and congruences in the spirit of nineteenth-century projective, metrical, and enumerative geometry.


early 17th century: from Latin enumerat- 'counted out', from the verb enumerare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + numerus 'number'.

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