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[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-] /ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu-/

very many; being or existing in great quantity:
numerous visits; numerous fish.
consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals:
Recent audiences have been more numerous.
being many
consisting of many units or parts: a numerous collection

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


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