uncountable

un|count|a|ble [ʌnˈkauntəbəl] adj
an uncountable noun has no plural form and refers to something which cannot be counted or regarded as either singular or plural, for example 'money' or 'happiness'. In this dictionary uncountable nouns are marked [U]
→↑countable

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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