Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of abundance.

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Examples

  • Eleanor Lightwood deserted her husband in 1788 because he was “an ugly little fellow,” and “she saw a number of faces that she liked abundances better.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Since you are such a specialist on planetary nebulae, would you care to comment on the following table comparing logarithmic abundances of elements of nebula M1-1 and the Sun?

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man

  • "They are functionally extinct -- in that they lack any significant ecosystem role and remain at less than one percent of prior abundances in many bays (37 percent) and ecoregions (28 percent) -- particularly in North America, Australia and Europe."

    Oysters Are 'Functionally Extinct'

  • "They are functionally extinct -- in that they lack any significant ecosystem role and remain at less than one percent of prior abundances in many bays (37 percent) and ecoregions (28 percent) -- particularly in North America, Australia and Europe."

    Oysters Are 'Functionally Extinct'

  • The impacts of climate change on the world's oceans include decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, reduced abundances of habitat-forming species, shifting species distributions, and a greater incidence of disease.

    John F. Bruno: The Impact of Climate Change on the World's Marine Ecosystems

  • Many of the most fundamental characteristics of our cosmos - the relative strengths of gravity, electromagnetism and the forces that operate inside atomic nuclei as well as masses and relative abundances of different particles - are so finely tuned that if just one of these were even slightly different, life as we know it couldn't exist.

    2008 September - Telic Thoughts

  • The impacts of climate change on the world's oceans include decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, reduced abundances of habitat-forming species, shifting species distributions, and a greater incidence of disease.

    John F. Bruno: The Impact of Climate Change on the World's Marine Ecosystems

  • Team member Evan Kirby, a Caltech astronomer, developed a method to estimate the metal abundances of large numbers of stars at a time, making it possible to efficiently search for the most metal-poor stars in dwarf galaxies.

    Second-Generation Star Supports Cannibal Theory of Milky Way | Universe Today

  • Within the last few decades the later dates for autumn freeze-up, earlier dates for spring thaw, thinner winter ice, diminished extent of multi-year sea ice, thawing permafrost, and increased coastal erosion have altered abundances of and accessibility to fish and wildlife.

    Candidate vulnerability case studies for climate change in the Arctic

  • Recent evidence indicates that many of these changes are already affecting the distribution and abundances of terrestrial and marine species (see Chapters 7, 8, 9).

    Climate change, interactive changes and stresses in the Arctic

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