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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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God provides salvation and hope abundantly through Jesus.
He said: "I think we should make it abundantly clear that this is something that was forced upon us.
It is now abundantly clear that Tony has had his eye on such a role for the period of his office as PM and it is clearly why he has been falling over himself to hand over our sovereignty to Brussels.
The Economist makes it abundantly clear that supporting Fair Trade coffee is not in the interest of the (small) growers.
'The two governments have made this abundantly clear.'
A common plant that grows abundantly in the forests and undeveloped pastures of southern Georgia may be an alternative cash crop for the state.
Carter makes it abundantly clear that his accusations of racism and systematic oppression of the Palestinians is tantamount to the South African version of apartheid, which has been universally condemned.
And while farmer's markets and community-supported agriculture are both on the rise, Katz notes that transitioning to local, seasonal eating will mean we have to "reorient our tastes and our habits" But, he assures, "We can learn to love what grows abundantly and easily around us."
Putting words in God's mouth is called "blasphemy." The archbishop could bless anyone and anything as he sees fit, but it is the archbishop's blessing, not God's, for God made it abundantly clear in Scripture that he calls homosexuality not wrong, but rather "an abomination." Pretty harsh stuff if you ask me.
Connecticut in 1965 is the setting for this intricately plotted detective story by the well-known author of The Thorn Birds and many other novels, whose skill in developing fully fleshed characters is abundantly evident.