from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Superfluity; excess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. state of being in excess, possessing more than is needed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being in excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being too much; redundancy; excess.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quantity much larger than is needed
Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimius, excessive, from nimis, excessively; see ne in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin nimietās, from nimius ("excessive") and nimis ("excessively"). (Wiktionary)