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Counter may refer to:

  • Compter or counter, a small jail
  • Counter, part of a ship's stern above the waterline that extends beyond the rudder stock (see nautical terms)
  • The Counter, a global hamburger restaurant chain
  • Counter (furniture), a type of table which things are served upon. Usually used in bars, or eating establishments.
  • Project COUNTER, an international standard for reporting usage statistics of electronic resources.

Mathematics and computing[edit]

  • Counter (digital), an electronic device, mechanical device, or computer program for counting
  • Jeton, a reckoning counter used on reckoning boards for calculations
  • Mechanical counter, digital counter using mechanical components
  • Tally counter, mechanical counting device
  • Web counter, a counter that counts the number of visits to a web page

Games and sport[edit]

Linguistics and typography[edit]


  • Nick Counter (1940–2009), American film and television executive
  • S. Allen Counter (1944–2017), American neuroscientist, polar explorer, and university administrator

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