plenitude

[plen-i-tood, -tyood]
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noun
  1. fullness or adequacy in quantity, measure, or degree; abundance: a plenitude of food, air, and sunlight.
  2. state of being full or complete.

Origin of plenitude

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin plēnitūdō. See plenum, -i-, tude
Related formso·ver·plen·i·tude, noun
Can be confusedplanetary plenary plentiful plenitude

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British Dictionary definitions for plenitude

plenitude

noun
  1. abundance; copiousness
  2. the condition of being full or complete

Word Origin for plenitude

C15: via Old French from Latin plēnitūdō, from plēnus full
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Word Origin and History for plenitude
n.

early 15c., from Old French plenitude and directly from Latin plenitudinem (nominative plenitudo) "abundance, completeness, fullness," from plenus "complete, full" (see plenary).

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