abundance abundance  /ə ˈbən dəns/


  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
  3. (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



  1. Those same conditions have also created an abundance of plankton a cornucopia of nutrition that the shellfish have gorged on.
  2. The four things that Obama has on his own in great abundance without Winfrey's help are campaign cash, celebrity, excitement and big crowds.
  3. This 24-year-old Norwegian has a powerhouse voice deep, commanding, a little masculine, exotic, too, like Nico, but with an abundance rather than an absence of feeling.


  1. Friends BBQ in Kiln to finance a new playground

    KILN -- Barbecue, classic cars, live music and an abundance of shade trees on a sunny day brought out the community to support improvements to McLeod State Park on Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  2. Loran Smith: Those looking for bit hits swing and miss at Merion

    ARDMORE, Pa. - The pretournament forecast was that Merion would be intimidated by the abundance of wedge shot opportunities.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

  3. An Abundance Of Bad Decisions

    Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog , Fostering illusions of prosperity only further cripples our ability to make the necessary difficult decisions.   Have you ever noticed that the decisions made in times of abundance are generally bad?   Bad  might be too weak a word; catastrophically bad might be more accurate. This causal connection between abundance and flawed decision-making ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "The last thousand years have witnessed dramatic increases in the production, availability, safety, abundance and affordability of food," said Brian Wansink, a professor of marketing and applied economics at Cornell University. "We think that...
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Brian Wansink Source: AFP

  2. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the new US security measures will be deployed at airports and other mass transit facilities "in an abundance of caution during this holiday period."
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Michael Chertoff Source: Bloomberg

  3. Hughes said "There are a lot of good players in the squad but what gives someone the edge is temperament and composure, Jonny has that in abundance. I am convinced he will be around for some time for Northern Ireland and Manchester United."
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Aaron Hughes Source: SkySports

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