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affluence

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noun af·flu·ence \ˈa-(ˌ)flü-ən(t)s also a-ˈflü- or ə-\

Definition of affluence

  1. 1 a :  an abundant flow or supply :  profusion b :  abundance of property :  wealth

  2. 2 :  a flowing to or toward a point :  influx



Examples of affluence in a sentence

  1. <this affluence of new students is straining an already crowded school system>



14th Century

First Known Use of affluence

14th century

Rhymes with affluence


AFFLUENCE Defined for Kids

affluence

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noun af·flu·ence \ˈa-ˌflü-əns\

Definition of affluence for Students

  1. :  the state of having much money and expensive things :  wealth





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