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numerous

[ noo-mer-uhs, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu- /
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adjective
very many; being or existing in great quantity: numerous visits; numerous fish.
consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals: Recent audiences have been more numerous.
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Origin of numerous

1580–90; from Latin numerōsus “consisting of a great number, numerous,” equivalent to numer(us)number + -ōsus-ous

synonym study for numerous

1. See many.

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British Dictionary definitions for numerous

numerous
/ (ˈnjuːmərəs) /

adjective
being many
consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection

Derived forms of numerous

numerously, adverbnumerousness, noun
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