Definition of

Abundance

  1. (noun, attribute) the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
  2. (noun, linkdef) (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
  3. (noun, linkdef) (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

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Synonyms of Abundance

copiousness, teemingness

Antonyms of Abundance

scarcity

Origin of the word Abundance

  1. mid-14c., from O.Fr. abundance (Mod.Fr. abondance), from L. abundantia "fullness," noun of state from abundans (gen. abundantis), prp. of abundare "to overflow" (see abound). more

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Words that sound like Abundance

abounding

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