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noun [countable] count pronunciation in British 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 the last count, 400 people had agreed to join.

    1. See also  body count
  2. 3
    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.

  3. 4
    legal each crime that someone is charged with

    Manning was jailed on three counts of corruption.

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