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affluence

[af-loo-uh ns or, often, uh-floo-] /ˈæf lu əns or, often, əˈflu-/
noun
1.
abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth.
2.
an abundant supply, as of thoughts or words; profusion.
3.
a flowing to or toward; afflux.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluentia, equivalent to af- af- + flu- flow + -entia -ence
Related forms
subaffluence, noun
superaffluence, noun
Can be confused
affluence, effluence, influence.
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affluence

/ˈæflʊəns/
noun
1.
an abundant supply of money, goods, or property; wealth
2.
(rare) abundance or profusion
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Word Origin and History for subaffluence

affluence

n.

mid-14c., "a plentiful flowing, an abundance," from Old French affluence, from Latin affluentia "a flowing to," figuratively "affluence, abundance," noun of state from affluentem (nominative affluens) "flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious" (see affluent). Sense of "wealth" attested from c.1600, from notion of "a plentiful flow" (of the gifts of fortune).

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