Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of count.
  • noun A count; the act by which something is counted.

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

  • noun the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

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Examples

  • I’m soooo counting down to the concert 3 days and counting~ Tomorrow’s going to be a busy day, with much travelling involved to the other side of the island.

    babycartercl Diary Entry

  • Add to this the audibly ticking kitchen timer of the title counting down from 12 minutes, and Sarah waving a knife, partly losing her mind, directly at the audience, challenging someone to stop her.

    The L Magazine - New York City's Local Event and Arts & Culture Guide

  • Looking for starting pitchers with two starts during a given week will usually give an edge in "counting" categories such as wins and strikeouts, but two bad outings can ruin your "average" categories like ERA and WHIP.

    If roto is routine, try a head-to-head format

  • I’m 7 weeks in – counting from the beginning of my last cycle, as there are, it transpires, different ways to count – and the automated email that popped into my inbox this morning tells me that the embryo currently resembles a very small Tadpole, which I thought rather fitting.

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  • I’m 7 weeks in – counting from the beginning of my last cycle, as there are, it transpires, different ways to count – and the automated email that popped into my inbox this morning tells me that the embryo currently resembles a very small Tadpole, which I thought rather fitting.

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  • Election workers plan to begin counting write-in ballots the following day, in Juneau, to avoid keeping citizens and candidates in the dark about whose names are on the ballots, Lt. Gov.

    Alaska Senate Election: Lisa Murkowski & Joe Miller Continue To Fight In Unresolved Race

  • They will only begin counting these write-ins if the number of write-in votes exceeds the vote for a candidate on the ballot.

    Michael P. McDonald: Myth-Busting Election Night Coverage

  • They will only begin counting these write-ins if the number of write-in votes exceeds the vote for a candidate on the ballot.

    Michael P. McDonald: Myth-Busting Election Night Coverage

  • The state's geography, climate and demographics are so unusual that the Census Bureau must begin counting Alaskans early and in person or risk missing a big chunk of the state's population.

    Census count starts with No. 1 in Alaska

  • ALASKA WRITE-IN VOTE COUNT BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY - AP: The overseer of Alaska elections says officials will begin counting write-in ballots in the Senate race next Wednesday in Juneau.

    HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010

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  • "Should you spank a child?

    It's about time that people face up to reality: ninety-nine percent of all spankings are parental temper tantrums. They are in no way attempts to train or educate a child. They are simply the angry outburst of a parent who has lost control, doesn’t know what to do and wants revenge by inflicting pain. Parents who have big problems with self-control and anger management try to justify and rationalize spanking by saying things like, "You have to set limits," "It's for their own good," and "Having to hit these kids hurts me more than it does them."

    It's true that there are cultures and groups where spanking is more often perceived as a legitimate discipline technique. But research tells us that physical discipline like this tends to generate anxiety in children, lower their self-esteem and make the kids more likely to become aggressive themselves. Generally speaking, though, adults who spank do not care one bit about research. I have on occasion talked til I'm blue in the face with parents like these, and, sadly enough, changing their opinions and discipline habits is often a lost cause.

    The whole point of the 1-2-3 counting program is to avoid the Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit routine."

    -- Thomas W. Phelan, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children Ages 2-12

    September 5, 2008

  • Essentially, instead of being either an ineffectual or an over-reactive parent, this book proposes a quick, non-chatty, consequences-based time-out/warning-method for children demonstrating unacceptable behavior. Definitely recommended for parents who either have difficulty with their children, or younger parents who want a straight-forward navigator for the inevitable.

    September 5, 2008