myriad of vs myriad :

myriad of or 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.”

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  • n  a large indefinite number
    he faced a myriad of details
  • n  the cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand
  • s  too numerous to be counted
    myriad stars
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