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pleth·o·ra

 (plĕth′ər-ə)
n.
1. An abundance or excess of something: "[the pitcher's] sinker that clocks in the low nineties ... resulting in a plethora of weakly hit groundballs" (Buzz Bissinger).
2. An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.

[Late Latin plēthōra, from Greek, from plēthein, to be full; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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plethora

(ˈplɛθərə)
n
1. superfluity or excess; overabundance
2. (Pathology) pathol obsolete a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek plēthōrē fullness, from plēthein to grow full]
plethoric adj
pleˈthorically adv
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pleth•o•ra

(ˈplɛθ ər ə)

n.
1. overabundance; excess.
2. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood.
[1535–45; < New Latin < Greek plēthṓra fullness]
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Plethora

 an overfullness; repetition or excess.
Examples: plethora of capital, 1835; of Greeks, 1983; of words, 1868; of work.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plethora - extreme excessplethora - extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
redundance, redundancy - the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"
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plethora

noun excess, surplus, glut, profusion, surfeit, overabundance, superabundance, superfluity A plethora of books have been written on the subject.
lack, shortage, deficiency, want, scarcity, dearth
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plethora

noun
A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
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Translations

plethora

[ˈpleθərə] Nplétora f
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plethora

[ˈplɛθərə] npléthore f
a plethora of → une pléthore de
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plethora

n (form)Fülle f
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plethora

[ˈplɛθərə] npletora, sovrabbondanza
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pleth·o·ra

n. plétora, exceso de cualquiera de los líquidos del organismo.
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References in classic literature ?
Since the Paris days Hayward had immersed himself in the modern French versifiers, and, such a plethora of poets is there in France, he had several new geniuses to tell Philip about.
The mind of man can scarce conceive the plethora of carnivorous life in this lost world; and their prey, of course, is even more abundant.
All this plethora of sight, and feeling, and thought occurred on the instant.