an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain.
overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.
affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.
Physics, Chemistry. the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.
- pre·a·bun·dance, noun
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How to use abundance in a sentence
Mistletoes on mesquite trees in central Mexico have been linked to a greater abundance of tropical bird species.
All the junkies try to transfer to them, for the abundance of morphine.
But in New York City, a metropolis with an abundance of concrete and very few fields of grass, a far more subtle display appears.
She actively, and with glee, imbued their lives with an abundance of misery.J.K. Rowling Pens the Greatest Horror Story Ever: Dolores Umbridge Was Real | Kevin Fallon | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Medical authorities of the day often acted less out of an “abundance of caution” than with a general callousness to humanity.
Fruit-trees are clearly too scarce, though Cherries in abundance were offered for sale as we passed.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Receive ye discipline as a great sum of money, and possess abundance of gold by her.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
That is, the number of them cut short, and reduced to few, shall flourish in abundance of justice.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Besides, there is always a bunch of bananas hanging inside the house, and he has sugar-cane in abundance.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
She was dressed in her brightest skirt and fairly shone with the abundance of cheap jewelry she wore.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for abundance
a copious supply; great amount
fullness or benevolence: from the abundance of my heart
degree of plentifulness
chem the extent to which an element or ion occurs in the earth's crust or some other specified environment: often expressed in parts per million or as a percentage
physics the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope in a mixture of isotopes of an element to the total number of atoms present: often expressed as a percentage: the abundance of neon-22 in natural neon is 8.82 per cent
Also called: abondance a call in solo whist undertaking to make nine tricks
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