[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-]
- 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.
Origin of numerous
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1. See many.
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Related Words for numerousnessprofusion, preponderance, advantage, lead, variety, multiplicity, bulk, majority, mass, numerousness, most
Examples from the Web for numerousness
Historical Examples of numerousness
If memory consisted in the preservation of images,232 their numerousness would not weaken memory.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3
- being many
- consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection
Word Origin and History for numerousness
early 15c., from Latin numerosus "numerous," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerosity.
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