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Definition of "abundance" []

  • A great or plentiful amount. (noun)
  • Fullness to overflowing: "My thoughts . . . are from the abundance of my heart” ( Thomas De Quincey). (noun)
  • Affluence; wealth. (noun)
  • Chemistry The amount of an isotope of an element that exists in nature, usually expressed as a percentage of the total amount of all isotopes of the element. (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 "abundance" in a sentence
  • "Since the effect of the movement is to reduce the liquids to the same condition, _a difference in density causes the flow to be greater from the less dense toward the denser liquid_, than in the opposite direction; while _a difference in composition causes the substances in solution to move from the place of greater abundance toward places of less abundance_."
  • "He buys at a low price in proportion to the abundance of the articles in demand; _abundance_, then, enriches him."
  • "What it does have in abundance is limp, broad comedy starring Shia LaBeouf and some actually rather tepid vamping by former-It Girl Megan Fox."