[ uh-buhn-duhns ]
/ əˈbʌn dəns /


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.

Origin of abundance

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin abundantia. See abundant, -ance

Related forms

pre·a·bun·dance, noun

Can be confused

abundance plenty profusion (see synonym study at plenty)
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Word Origin for abundance

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