Meaning of ABUNDANCE in English


/euh bun"deuhns/ , n.

1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain.

2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.

3. affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.

4. Physics , Chem. the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.

[ 1300-50; ME abundantia. See ABUNDANT, -ANCE ]

Syn. 1. copiousness, plenteousness. See plenty. 2. generosity.

Ant. 1. scarcity.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .