**A*bun"dant** (#), a. [OE. (*h*)*abundant*, *aboundant*, F. *abondant*, fr. L. *abudans*, p. pr. of *abundare*. See Abound.]

Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed by *in*, rarely by *with*.

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*Abundant* in goodness and truth."

*Exod. xxxiv. 6.*

Abundant number Math., a number, the sum of whose aliquot parts exceeds the number itself. Thus, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, the aliquot parts of 12, make the number 16. This is opposed to a *deficient** number, as 14, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2, 7, the sum of which is 10; and to a **perfect** number, which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts, as 6, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2., 3.
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*Syn. -- Ample; plentiful; copious; plenteous; exuberant; overflowing; rich; teeming; profuse; bountiful; liberal. See Ample.
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