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Definition of "affluence" []

  • A plentiful supply of material goods; wealth. (noun)
  • A great quantity; an abundance. (noun)
  • A flowing to or toward a point; afflux. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affluence" in a sentence
  • "Stories crop up of "rich" homes being looted and trashed when left unattended, particularly in places such as the Lake Chapala area where the mark of gringo affluence is starkly visible to anyone driving or walking along some streets."
  • "It also alludes to the idea of affluence, and the disordering effect of affluence is one of the ideas of the book, too."
  • "I would have no problem recasting this in that way but affluence is not evenly spread between the States nor between the political parties."