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 (mŭl′tĭ-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-)
1. Very numerous; existing in great numbers.
2. Consisting of many parts.
3. Populous; crowded.

[From Latin multitūdō, multitūdin-, multitude; see multitude.]

mul′ti·tu′di·nous·ly adv.
mul′ti·tud′in·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.multitudinousness - a very large number (especially of people)
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