abundance

To have an abundance of something is to have more than you need. It's often used to describe positive qualities, such as "an abundance of love."

Abundance is the opposite of scarcity. An abundance of wealth is a ton of cash. An abundance of friends sounds like a good thing, but it can get overwhelming when it comes to scheduling time to hang out or buying gifts. This noun comes from to us from the mid-14th century French, via the Latin abundantia, meaning "fullness, plenty."

Primary Meanings of abundance

1.
n
the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
2.
n
(physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
Full Definitions of abundance
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n the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

“an age of abundance
Synonyms:
copiousness, teemingness
Antonyms:
scarceness, scarcity
a small and inadequate amount
Types:
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amplitude, bountifulness, bounty
the property of copious abundance
plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty
a full supply
cornucopia, profuseness, profusion, richness
the property of being extremely abundant
wealth
the quality of profuse abundance
lushness, luxuriance, voluptuousness
the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance
a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
overgrowth
a profusion of growth on or over something else
greenness, verdancy, verdure
the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
wilderness
a bewildering profusion
excess, nimiety, surplus, surplusage
a quantity much larger than is needed
glut, oversupply, surfeit
the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
bellyful
an undesirable overabundance
Type of:
quantity
an adequate or large amount
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n (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

Type of:
ratio
the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

n (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

Type of:
ratio
the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

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