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 for counting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Count \Count\ (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Counting.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological
     spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished;
     conter to relate (cf. Recount, Account), compter to
     count; fr. L. computuare to reckon, compute; com- + putare to
     reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See Pure,
     and cf. Compute.]
     1. To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose
        of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection;
        to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.
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              Who can count the dust of Jacob?      --Num. xxiii.
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              In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only
              three miserable cabins.               --Macaulay.
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     2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider
        or esteem as belonging.
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              Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him
              for righteousness.                    --Rom. iv. 3.
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     3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or
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              I count myself in nothing else so happy
              As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak.
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     To count out.
        (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured
            that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended
        (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting
            of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is
            not present.
        (c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a
            fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; -- said
            of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.]
     Syn: To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order;
           "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count,
           counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "counting":
     accounting, assimilating, census, comprising, containing, covering,
     dactylonomy, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing,
     enumeration, envisaging, foliation, including, inclusive,
     incorporating, inventorying, measurement, numbering, numeration,
     pagination, quantification, quantization, tallying, telling

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