Definitions and Examples of uncountable, innumerable
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Not able to be counted; too numerous or vague to be measured or determined.
The amount of sand on the beach is uncountable.
Too many to be counted; countless.
There are innumerable stars in the sky.
Key Differences: uncountable vs innumerable
- 1Uncountable refers to things that cannot be counted, while denumerable refers to things that can be counted but may be infinite.
- 2Innumerable refers to things that are so numerous that they cannot be counted, while denumerable refers to things that can be counted.
Effective Usage of uncountable, innumerable
- 1Mathematics: Use denumerable to describe sets that can be put into a one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers.
- 2Science: Use uncountable to describe substances that cannot be counted, such as water or air.
- 3Literature: Use innumerable to describe large quantities of things, such as stars in the sky or grains of sand on a beach.
The antonyms of denumerable are uncountable and innumerable. Use uncountable to describe things that cannot be counted, and innumerable to describe things that are too numerous to count. Remember that denumerable refers to things that can be counted, but may be infinite.