[ af-loo-uh ns or, often, uh-floo- ]
/ ˈæf lu əns or, often, əˈflu- /


abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth.
an abundant supply, as of thoughts or words; profusion.
a flowing to or toward; afflux.

Origin of affluence

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluentia, equivalent to af- af- + flu- flow + -entia -ence

Related forms

sub·af·flu·ence, nounsu·per·af·flu·ence, noun

Can be confused

affluence effluence influence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for affluence


/ (ˈæflʊəns) /


an abundant supply of money, goods, or property; wealth
rare abundance or profusion
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