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Middle English abundance, Old French abundance, from Latin abundantia, from abundō. See abound.

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Abundance

Plural
Abundances

Abundance (plural Abundances)
  1. An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth.
    • It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state. - Sir Walter Raleigh
  2. (sciences) Frequency, amount, ratio of something within a given environment.

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  • Exuberance; plenteousness; plenty; copiousness; overflow; riches; affluence; wealth.
  • Abundance, Plenty, Exuberance. These words rise upon each other in expressing the idea of fullness.
  • Plenty denotes a sufficiency to supply every want; as, plenty of food, plenty of money, etc.
  • Abundance express more, and gives the idea of superfluity or excess; as, abundance of riches, an abundance of wit and humor; often, however, it only denotes plenty in a high degree.
  • Exuberance rises still higher, and implies a bursting forth on every side, producing great superfluity or redundance; as, an exuberance of mirth, an exuberance of animal spirits, etc.

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