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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 abun·dance /əˈbʌndən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bun·dance n.  An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.
    It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state.   --Raleigh.
 Syn: -- Exuberance; plenteousness; plenty; copiousness; overflow; riches; affluence; wealth.
 Usage: -- Abundance, Plenty, Exuberance. These words rise upon each other in expressing the idea of fullness. Plenty denotes a sufficiency to supply every want; as, plenty of food, plenty of money, etc. Abundance express more, and gives the idea of superfluity or excess; as, abundance of riches, an abundance of wit and humor; often, however, it only denotes plenty in a high degree. Exuberance rises still higher, and implies a bursting forth on every side, producing great superfluity or redundance; as, an exuberance of mirth, an exuberance of animal spirits, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an
           age of abundance" [syn: copiousness, teemingness]
           [ant: scarcity]
      2: (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific
         isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes
      3: (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