[ noo-mer-uh s, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu- /


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; < Latin numerōsus consisting of a great number, numerous, equivalent to nume-r(us) number + -ōsus -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM numerous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for numerousness

/ (ˈnjuːmərəs) /


being many
consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection

Derived forms of numerous

numerously, adverbnumerousness, noun
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