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What is the single word for a person who counts?

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  • How about "enumerator"? Could an enumerator count something other than people? – GEdgar Mar 25 at 20:42
  • Are you asking for what you call some one who is doing counting of things, or about someone who who is important? – Mitch Mar 25 at 20:52
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    Hey Mister tallyman, tally me banana. – Greg Lee Mar 25 at 21:14
  • Please define what you mean by count. I could give the answer important, but I'm fairly sure that's not the sense of a person who counts that you have in mind. – Jason Bassford Mar 26 at 4:55
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I find this from Oxford Dictinoaries

counter, n
3.1 A person who counts something, for example votes in an election.

I also find these from the Oxford English Dictionary, perhaps now absolete or rare?

accountant, adj. and n.
...A person who counts or enumerates;

reckoner, n.
... esp. a person who counts or calculates;
...Later more generally: a person who counts or keeps tally of anything, ...

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