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noun [countable] count pronunciation in American English /kaʊnt/
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  1. 1
    the process of counting how many people or things there are in a group
    After the count, Ellison had 25% of the votes.
    word/head/traffic etc. count: I did a quick head count and realized Suzie was missing.
    at (the) last count: At last count, 400 people had agreed to join.
    1. a.
      the total number of people or things counted
      My count is 80 – what’s yours?
  2. 3
    legal each crime that someone is charged with
    Manning was jailed on three counts of corruption.
  3. 4
    the amount of a substance that is measured as being present in another substance, for example in your blood or in the air
    pollen/sperm/cell etc. count: My eyes start to water when the pollen count is high.

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