Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nobleman in some European countries.
  • noun Used as a title for such a nobleman.
  • intransitive verb To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.
  • intransitive verb To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including.
  • intransitive verb To include in a reckoning; take account of.
  • intransitive verb To include by or as if by counting.
  • intransitive verb To exclude by or as if by counting.
  • intransitive verb To believe or consider to be; deem.
  • intransitive verb To recite or list numbers in order or enumerate items by units or groups.
  • intransitive verb To have importance.
  • intransitive verb To have a specified importance or value.
  • intransitive verb Music To keep time by counting beats.
  • noun The act of counting or calculating.
  • noun A number reached by counting.
  • noun The totality of specific items in a particular sample.
  • noun Law Any of the separate and distinct charges or causes of action in an indictment or complaint.
  • noun Sports The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
  • noun Baseball The number of balls and strikes that an umpire has called against a batter.
  • idiom (heads/noses) To make a count of members, attendees, or participants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A title of nobility in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal (corresponding to earl in Great Britain and graf in Germany), whence the name county, originally applied to the demain appertaining to the holder of such a title.
  • noun Formerly, in England, the proprietor of a county, who exercised regal prerogatives within his county, in virtue of which he had his own courts of law, appointed judges and law officers, and could pardon murders, treasons, and felonies. All writs and judicial processes proceeded in his name, while the king's writs were of no avail within the palatinate. The Earl of Chester, the Bishop of Durham, and the Duke of Lancaster were the counts palatine of England. The queen is now Duchess and Countess Palatine of Lancaster. The earldom palatinate of Chester, similarly restricted, is vested in the eldest son of the monarch, or in the monarch himself when there is no Prince of Wales. Durham became a palatinate in the time of William the Conqueror, and the dignity continued in connection with the bishopric till 1836, when it was vested in the crown. See palatine, and county palatine, under county.
  • To number; assign the numerals one, two, three, etc., successively and in order to all the individual objects of (a collection), one to each; enumerate: as, to count the years, days, and hours of a man's life; to count the stars.
  • To ascertain the number of by more complex processes of computation; compute; reckon.
  • To reckon to the credit of another; place to an account; ascribe or impute; consider or esteem as belonging.
  • To account; esteem; think, judge, deem, or consider.
  • To recount.
  • To regard, deem, hold.
  • To ascertain the number of objects in a collection by assigning to them in order the numerals one, two, three, etc.; determine the number of objects in a group by a process partly mechanical and partly arithmetical, or in any way whatsoever; number.
  • To be able to reckon; be expert in numbers: as, he can read, write, and count.
  • To take account; enter into consideration: of a thing (obsolete), with a person.
  • In music, to keep time, or mark the rhythm of a piece, by naming the successive pulses, accents, or beats.
  • To be of value; be worth reckoning or taking into account; swell the number: as, every vote counts.
  • To reckon; depend; rely: with on or upon.
  • In law, to plead orally; argue a matter in court; recite the cause of action.
  • noun A term used in the textile industry to indicate the size or fineness of yarn, designated by naming the number of hanks in a pound, in the plural form: as, 20's. Also called number or grist.
  • noun plural Fineness of the pitch of the wire teeth in card-clothing, computed on the number of teeth found in a width of 4 inches.
  • noun plural Things sold by count, as by the dozen, the hundred, etc., and not by weight or measure; specifically, oysters, terrapin, etc.
  • noun Reckoning; the act of numbering: as, this is the number according to my count.
  • noun The total number; the number which represents the result of a process of counting; the number signified by the numeral assigned to the last unit of a collection in the operation of counting it; the magnitude of a collection as determined by counting.
  • noun Account; estimation; value.
  • noun In law, an entire or integral charge in an indictment, complaint, or other pleading, setting forth a cause of complaint. There may be different counts in the same pleading.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English counte, from Old French conte, from Late Latin comes, comit-, occupant of any state office, from Latin, companion; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

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

[Middle English counten, from Old French conter, from Latin computāre, to calculate : com-, com- + putāre, to think; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English counten, from Anglo-Norman conter, from Old French conter ("add up; tell a story"), from Latin computare, present active infinitive of computō ("I compute"). Displaced native Middle English tellen ("to count") (from Old English tellan) and Middle English rimen ("to count, enumerate") (from Old English rīman).

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  • Some pseudo code: min = 0 max = 10 found = false count = 1 while found = = false guess = (max + min) / 2 print Is your number $guess? input = getInput () if input = = "yes" print "yay I got it in $count guesses" found = true elsif input = = "lower" max = input count++ else min = input count++ end end print "game over"

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  • So Ive made the script and made it copy the number written in the exceldocument, and then i try to use the following command: count++; increments count by 1 msgbox, iterationt = % count%

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  • "UPDATE [arrest_charges] SET [statute] = @statute, [count] = @count WHERE [charge_rec_num] = @charge_rec_num"

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  • So Ive made the script and made it copy the number written in the exceldocument, and then i try to use the following command: count++; increments count by 1 msgbox, iterationt = % count%

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  • CurlShowErrors () return startupload: count: = LV_GetCount () loop, % count%

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  • You could fix this a few ways for ($x = 0, $count = count ($key); $x < $count; $x++)

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  • = \% A_LoopField\% and no need for envadd, you can use count: = A_Index or count++

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  • = \% A_LoopField\% and no need for envadd, you can use count: = A_Index or count++

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  • = \% A_LoopField\% and no need for envadd, you can use count: = A_Index or count++

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  • = \% A_LoopField\% and no need for envadd, you can use count: = A_Index or count++

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