overabundance overabundance  /ˈoʊ və rə ˈbən dəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being more than full
  2. (n) a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

Usage(s):

  1. Their country has an overabundance of coca leaves, from which the white-crystalline-powdered drug is refined.
  2. An exhibition in San Francisco traces the trend of overabundance in design High-Rise Design Manhattan's newest high-rise and high-end condos Numbers.
  3. Ironically, it is advances in medicine not to mention an overabundance of bureaucracy as well that created this war's unprecedented number of recovering outpatients.

News

  1. Flavor-filled mint drinks for summer

    A series of late spring showers propagated the perennial peppermint forest in my yard, and I am now finding myself with an overabundance of the prolific plant.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Great Falls Tribune

  2. Apple crops improve over last year

    Farmers say an overabundance of product is a problem, though.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

  3. nVoy program will certify hybrid networking, aim for digital harmony

    There's practically an overabundance of certifications for individual networking standards, but we haven't seen many attempts at an uber-certification that ties it all together. Enter nVoy: the upcoming program will greenlight Ethernet, HomePlug , MoCA and WiFi devices that obey the IEEE 1905.1 standard for hybrid networks. Any gadget that gets the new seal of approval should be easier to set up ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Engadget

Quotes

  1. "It's time to unload," said Sharon Osbourne, who celebrates her 55th birthday on Wednesday. "We just have an overabundance of possessions that we do not need."
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Sharon Osbourne Source: Forbes

  2. McCain said the move was made out of "an overabundance of caution."
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  3. "I'm not having to battle this alone," said Murcer, 60, "but I am fortified with the most loving family, an overabundance of wonderful friends and fans and the very best class of physicians."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Bobby Murcer Source: New York Times

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