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numerous

[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-] /ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
very many; being or existing in great quantity:
numerous visits; numerous fish.
2.
consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals:
Recent audiences have been more numerous.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin numerōsus consisting of a great number, numerous, equivalent to nume-r(us) number + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
numerously, adverb
numerousness, numerosity
[noo-muh-ros-i-tee, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˈrɒs ɪ ti, ˌnyu-/ (Show IPA),
noun
overnumerous, adjective
overnumerously, adverb
overnumerousness, noun
supernumerous, adjective
supernumerously, adverb
supernumerousness, noun
unnumerous, adjective
unnumerously, adverb
unnumerousness, noun
Synonyms
1. See many.
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British Dictionary definitions for numerously

numerous

/ˈnjuːmərəs/
adjective
1.
being many
2.
consisting of many units or parts: a numerous collection
Derived Forms
numerously, adverb
numerousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for numerously

numerous

adj.

early 15c., from Latin numerosus "numerous," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerosity.

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