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Definitions for abundance
əˈbʌn dənsabun·dance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abundance, copiousness, teemingnessnoun

    the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

    "an age of abundance"

  2. abundancenoun

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

  3. abundancenoun

    (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


  1. abundancenoun

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

  2. abundancenoun

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

  3. abundancenoun

    Wealth; affluence.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abundancenoun

    Etymology: abondance, Fr.

    At the whisper of thy word,
    Crown’d abundance spreads my board. Richard Crashaw.

    The doubled charge his subjects love supplies,
    Who, in that bounty, to themselves are kind;
    So glad Egyptians see their Nilus rise,
    And, in his plenty, their abundance find. John Dryden, Ann. Mir.

    The river Inn, during its course through the Tyrol, is generally shut up between a double range of mountains, that are most of them covered with woods of fir-trees. Abundance of peasants are employed in hewing down of the largest of these trees, that, after they are barked and cut into shape, are tumbled down. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Their chief enterprize was the recovery of the Holy land; in which worthy, but extremely difficult, action, it is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with very small benefit unto the Christian state. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    For well I wot, most mighty sovereign,
    That all this famous antique history,
    Of some, th’ abundance of an idle brain
    Will judged be, and painted forgery. Edmund Spenser, Fairy Q. b. ii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abundancenoun

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abundance

    ab-und′ans, n. ample sufficiency: great plenty.—adj. Abund′ant, plentiful.—adv. Abund′antly. [See Abound.]

Editors Contribution

  1. abundance

    An accurate amount.

    They had an abundance of oranges from their orange farm and did share some with their neighbours.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abundance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abundance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of abundance in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Smith:

    The US's just this over abundance of guns and the fact that we no longer have that argument or fist fight in the backyard anymore, the US's an argument that leads directly to a handgun, something that we haven't seen in a long time.

  2. Sidney Madwed:

    To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, happy and successful thoughts twenty four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all.

  3. Sue Patton Thoele:

    Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.

  4. Paul Rivers:

    We (looked) at all the available evidence of what the attackers did, and as we looked at that, we don’t see any evidence that these are the kinds of attackers that did access the data, or did anything to take that data, however, in an abundance of caution, we don’t want to depend on our judgment alone.

  5. Eileen Caddy:

    Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.

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