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abundance

1. Chem the extent to which an element or ion occurs in the earth's crust or some other specified environment: often expressed in parts per million or as a percentage
2. Physics the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope in a mixture of isotopes of an element to the total number of atoms present: often expressed as a percentage
3. a call in solo whist undertaking to make nine tricks

abundance

The relative proportion of each element, or of each isotope of an element, found in a celestial object or structure. See cosmic abundance.

abundance

[ə′bən·dəns]
(geochemistry)
The relative amount of a given element among other elements.
(nucleonics)

Abundance

See also Fertility.
Amalthea’s
horn horn of Zeus’s nurse-goat which became a cornucopia. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 19]
cornucopia
conical receptacle which symbolizes abundance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65]
Copia
goddess of abundance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65]
Cubbins, Bartholomew
head sports abundant supply of hats. [Children’s Lit.: The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins]
Dagon
(Dāgan) fish-corn god symbolizing fertility and abundance. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 410]
Daikoku
god has inexhaustible sack of useful articles. [Jap. Myth.: LLEI, I: 325]
Dhisana
Vedic goddess of abundance. [Hinduism: Jobes, 439]
Doritis
epithet of Aphrodite, meaning “bountiful.” [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 25]
Goshen
Egyptian fertile land; salvation for Jacob’s family. [O.T.: Genesis 46:28]
land of milk and honey
land of fertility and abundance. [O.T.: Exodus 3:8, 33:3; Jeremiah 11:5]
Thanksgiving Day
American holiday celebrating abundant harvest; originally observed by Pilgrims (1621). [Am. Culture: NCE, 2726]
wheat ears, garland of
symbol of agricultural abundance and peace. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 374]
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Pilosellina must have stellate trichomes also on adaxial surface of leaves, stolons absent or, if present, scarce, short and relatively thick and thin involucral bracts with abundant and dominant long simple eglandular trichomes and more or less abundant stellate trichomes: in this area it can only be P.
Early flights of teal were abundant where good water existed across the province.
So, given abundant cheap energy once again, it is quite obvious that the world population will continue to grow even more alarmingly.
We sought to establish whether BNP-32 bound specifically or nonspecifically to the 6 most abundant proteins in plasma.
In generalizing regular semigroups, Fountain [7] introduced abundant semigroups.
Icelandic whalers will be allowed to kill nine endangered fin whales--the second-largest species after blue whales--and 30 smaller, more abundant minkes by the end of August.
Scientists had previously noted that p16 becomes more abundant with age in some types of mammalian tissue.