abundance definition

  • noun:
    • a good or plentiful quantity.
    • Fullness to overflowing: "My thoughts . . . come from the variety of my heart” ( Thomas De Quincey).
    • Affluence; wealth.
    • Chemistry The actual quantity of an isotope of a feature that exists in nature, frequently expressed as a percentage for the complete number of all isotopes for the factor.
    • An overflowing fullness; sufficient sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly relevant to volume only, but occasionally made use of of quantity.
    • A copious offer or quantity; overflowing plenteousness; unrestricted sufficiency: purely relevant to volume just, but sometimes made use of of quantity: as, an abundance of corn, or of people; to possess profit great abundance.
    • Overflowing fullness or affluence; repletion; amplitude of means or resources.
    • Synonyms Exuberance, Profusion, an such like. (see plenty); plenteousness, plentifulness, plenitude, sufficiency, copiousness, ampleness, luxuriance, offer. See affluence.
    • In card-playing, same as abondance.
    • (physics) the proportion associated with number of atoms of a particular isotope of a feature into the final amount of isotopes present
    • the house of a far more than sufficient amount or supply
    • (chemistry) the proportion of this total size of an element in earth's crust into the total mass for the planet's crust; expressed as a percentage or in components per million

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