superabundance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superabundance a quantity that is more than what is appropriate "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy","we received an inundation of email"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Superabundance The quality or state of being superabundant; a superabundant quantity; redundancy; excess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n superabundance The state of being superabundant, or more than enough; excessive abundance; excess.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. superabundantia,: cf. OF. superabondance,

Usage

In literature:

The material is as superabundant as native labourers and operatives are deficient.
"A Supplementary Chapter to the Bible in Spain" by George Borrow
His bulk was the result of a superabundance of muscle, and not of superfluous tissue.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Of his infinite merits as a host and a guest, as a friend and as a relation, there is a superabundance of evidence.
"Sir Walter Scott" by George Saintsbury
Fear is a good thing for the wild creatures to have in superabundance.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
It gave him a chance to work off his superabundant energy.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
But of course, even with a superabundance of material, discoveries do not make themselves.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
With him there had been no superabundance, there had never been any floods; consequently there was no outlet necessary to carry them away.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
If the next year should be favorable, the harvest would be superabundant.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
If all this be so, he needs possess no other fortune than these pictures, for he is superabundantly rich.
"The Pictures; The Betrothing" by Ludwig (Lewis) Tieck
We can tell him by his superfluity of white linen and superabundance of black cloth.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In news:

Already we have Doctors and Diseases in superabundance, and the supply of Dollars is wholly subject to human control.
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In science:

There are two special cases when there are no superabundant curves.
Introduction to Tropical Geometry (notes from the IMPA lectures in Summer 2007)
It is an interesting and difficult open problem to apply Theor em 2 to superabundant numbers or colossally abundant numbers for instance.
Robin inequality for $7-$free integers
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