abundance


abundance

noun

  1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain.
  2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.
  3. affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.
  4. Physics, Chemistry. the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.

noun

  1. a copious supply; great amount
  2. fullness or benevolencefrom the abundance of my heart
  3. degree of plentifulness
  4. chem the extent to which an element or ion occurs in the earth’s crust or some other specified environment: often expressed in parts per million or as a percentage
  5. physics the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope in a mixture of isotopes of an element to the total number of atoms present: often expressed as a percentagethe abundance of neon-22 in natural neon is 8.82 per cent
  6. Also called: abondance a call in solo whist undertaking to make nine tricks
  7. affluence
n.

mid-14c., from Old French abondance and directly from Latin abundantia “fullness, plenty,” noun of state from abundantem (nominative abundans), present participle of abundare “to overflow” (see abound).

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