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abundance

[ uh-buhn-duhns ]
/ əˈbʌn dəns /
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noun

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.

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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.

OTHER WORDS FROM abundance

pre·a·bun·dance, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abundance

abundance , plenty, profusion (see synonym study at plenty)
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British Dictionary definitions for abundance

abundance
/ (əˈbʌndəns) /

noun

Word Origin for abundance

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