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English noun: abundance

1. abundance (attribute) the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply


SamplesAn age of abundance.


Synonymscopiousness, teemingness


Broader (hypernym)quantity


Narrower (hyponym)amplitude, bountifulness, bounty, cornucopia, lushness, luxuriance, overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty, profuseness, profusion, richness, superabundance, voluptuousness, wealth


Antonymsscarceness, scarcity

2. abundance (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present


Broader (hypernym)ratio


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. abundance (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


Broader (hypernym)ratio


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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