[ uh-buhn-duhns ]
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  1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain.

  2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.

  1. affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.

  2. 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.

Origin of abundance

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin abundantia.See abundant, -ance

synonym study For abundance

1. See plenty.

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  • pre·a·bun·dance, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for abundance


/ (əˈbʌndəns) /

  1. a copious supply; great amount

  2. fullness or benevolence: from the abundance of my heart

  1. degree of plentifulness

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Also called: abondance a call in solo whist undertaking to make nine tricks

  5. affluence

Origin of abundance

C14: via Old French from Latin abundantia, from abundāre to abound

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