abundant number

noun

: an imperfect number that is less than the sum of all its divisors (as 12)

Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abundant number was in 1730

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“Abundant number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abundant%20number. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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