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Friday, March 21, 2008

Definitions for myriad

  1. Consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as, myriad stars.
  2. Composed of numerous diverse elements or aspects.
  3. The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things. (Chiefly in reference to the Greek numeral system, or in translations from Greek or Latin).

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Citations for myriad
Home is a place to which one is attached by myriad habits of thought and behavior--culturally acquired, of course, yet in time they become so intimately woven into everyday existence that they seem primordial and the essence of one's being. Yi-Fu Tuan, Escapism
Hawks and condors hunted all along the river, while myriad other bird species including cuckoos, owls, vireos, and woodpeckers inhabited the willow groves that flourished along its course. Blake Gumprecht, The Los Angeles River
Origin of myriad
Myriad is from Greek myrias, myriad-, "ten thousand; a myriad," from myrios, "numberless; countless; ten thousand."
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