What is the difference between Uncountable and Non-count?

The difference between uncountable and non-count

is that “uncountable” is so many as to be incapable of being counted and “non-count” is uncountable.

uncountable

non-count

Adjective

  • So many as to be incapable of being counted.
  • (mathematics) Incapable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers or any subset thereof.
  • (grammar, of a noun) That cannot be used freely with numbers or the indefinite article, and therefore usually takes no plural form. Example: information.

Synonyms

  • (too many to be counted): countless; innumerable
  • (grammar): non-count

Antonyms

  • countable

Hypernyms

  • (set theory): infinite

Exemple

  • The reasons for our failure were as uncountable as the grains of sand on a beach.
  • Cantor’s “diagonal proof" shows that the set of real numbers is uncountable.
  • Many languages do not distinguish countable nouns from uncountable nouns.
  • One meaning in law of the supposedly uncountable noun “information” is used in the plural and is countable.

Noun

  • (linguistics) An uncountable noun.

Adjective

  • (grammar) Uncountable.