Definitions for abundanceəˈbʌn dəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bun•danceəˈbʌn dəns(n.)

  1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply.

  2. affluence; wealth.

  3. overflowing fullness:

    abundance of the heart.

Origin of abundance:

1300–50; ME < MF < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abundance, copiousness, teemingness(noun)

    the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

    "an age of abundance"

  2. abundance(noun)

    (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

  3. abundance(noun)

    (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million

Wiktionary

  1. abundance(Noun)

    An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity.

  2. abundance(Noun)

    Frequency, amount, ratio of something within a given environment.

  3. abundance(Noun)

    Wealth; affluence.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1340. From abundance, from abondance, from abundantia, from abundo. See abound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abundance(noun)

    an overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number

Freebase

  1. Abundance

    Abundance is an ecological concept referring to the relative representation of a species in a particular ecosystem. It is usually measured as the large number of individuals found per sample. How species abundances are distributed within an ecosystem is referred to as relative species abundances. Abundance is contrasted with, but typically correlates to, incidence, which is the frequency with which the species occurs at all in a sample. When high abundance is accompanied by low incidence, it is considered locally or sporadically abundant. A variety of sampling methods are used to measure abundance. For larger animals, these may include spotlight counts, track counts and roadkill counts, as well as presence at monitoring stations. In many plant communities the abundances of plant species are measured by plant cover, i.e. the relative area covered by different plant species in a small plot. Relative species abundance is calculated by dividing the number of species from one group by the total number of species from all groups.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abundance(noun)

a large amount

an abundance of food; There was food in abundance.

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