myriad of vs myriad : Common Errors in English

About myriad of vs myriad

Some traditionalists object to the word “of” after “myriad” or an “a” before, though both are fairly common in formal writing. The word is originally Greek, meaning 10,000, but nowusually means “a great many.” Its main function is as a noun, and the adjectivederived from it shows its origins by being reluctant to behave like othernouns expressing amount, like “ton” as in “I’ve got a ton of work to do.” In contrast: “I have myriad tasks to complete at work.”

myriad Meaning(s)

  • (n) a large indefinite number
  • (n) the cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand
  • (s) too numerous to be counted

myriad of in News

  1. CAPUTO: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and what to expect in Game 7

    The Red Wings’ Game 7 in Chicago tonight presents a myriad of emotion.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  2. 8 awesome colour combinations: inspiration boards

    Posted in Fashion / Clothing & Accessories / Fashion blog / Homes & Interiors If the spring / summer 2013 fashion trends brought along a myriad of bold and beautiful colors, mixing them in unusual or unexpected combinations feels like a natural next step in a season keen on celebrating the liveliness and the brightness of nature coming alive. Rebellious and exciting, the teaming together of ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: StyleBistro

  3. AMX Does Unthinkable: Improves Upon World’s Most Innovative Touch Panel

    Myriad of Industry Accolades Couldn’t Satisfy, AMX Makes Modero X Series Faster, Easier to Use and Visually Superior (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

myriad in News

  1. Academic highlight: Myriad Genetics and the history of intellectual property in the United States

    Can human genes be patented? That is the claim at the heart of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., which was argued in April and is likely to be decided over the next few weeks. For those interested in the case, and the convoluted history of intellectual property protection in the United States, [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: SCOTUSblog

  2. Myriad Genetics To Present At Goldman Sachs Conference; Webcast At 11:40 AM ET

    Myriad Genetics To Present At Goldman Sachs Conference; Webcast At 11:40 AM ET
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  3. Can a human gene be patented? Myriad Genetics says yes; Supreme Court poised to decide

    Myriad Genetics holds patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which play a role in some inherited breast and ovarian...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Deseret News

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