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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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