[ noun ] the act of counting


"the counting continued for several hours"

Used in print

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

The fraction of exchange was determined as the ratio of the counts / minute observed in the carbon_tetrachloride to the counts / minute calculated for the carbon_tetrachloride fractions for equilibrium distribution of the activity between the chlorine and carbon_tetrachloride , empirically determined correction being made for the difference in counting efficiency of * * f in * * f and * * f .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

Many years later , the photon counting apparatus in the nose of the ship would determine that the star was close enough to actuate deceleration .