Meaning of COUNTING in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kaʊntɪŋ ]
Not counting a particular thing means not including that thing. Counting a particular thing means including that thing.
...an average operating profit of 15% to 16% of sales, not counting administrative expenses.
If you say and counting after a number or an amount of something, you mean that the number or amount is continuing to increase.
There is a 1,700-year-old tea tree still living in southern China which is more than 100 feet tall and counting.
PHRASE : amount PHR
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006