Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To count off or name one by one; list: A spokesperson enumerated the strikers' demands.
  • transitive v. To determine the number of; count.

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  • v. To specify each member of a sequence individually in incrementing order.
  • v. To determine the amount of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To count; to tell by numbers; to count over, or tell off one after another; to number; to reckon up; to mention one by one; to name over; to make a special and separate account of; to recount.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To count; ascertain or tell over the number of; number; hence, to mention in detail; recount; recapitulate: as, to enumerate the stars in a constellation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. determine the number or amount of
  • v. specify individually

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin ēnumerāre, ēnumerāt-, to count out : ē-, ex-, ex- + numerus, number; see nem- in Indo-European roots.

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From Middle French enumeration, from Latin enumerationem ("a counting up").

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