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Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:50:00 AM

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Is "myriad" like "many" or "ample"?
"myriad stars" and "myriads of stars"
Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:59:55 AM
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Tara2 wrote:
Is "myriad" like "many" or "ample"?
"myriad stars" and "myriads of stars"

Yes, it means "very many" or "a very large number". It can be used either as an adjective or a noun.

It used to mean specifically 10,000 – but it is no longer used in that sense.
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:16:00 AM

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Audiendus wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
Is "myriad" like "many" or "ample"?
"myriad stars" and "myriads of stars"

Yes, it means "very many" or "a very large number". It can be used either as an adjective or a noun.

It used to mean specifically 10,000 – but it is no longer used in that sense.

Many thanks Audiendus. Angel
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:42:11 AM

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If you look up the definition, many times a sample usage will be included.
The following is from TFD:

adj.
1. Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: the myriad fish in the ocean.
2. Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets: the myriad life of the metropolis.
n.
1. A large, indefinite number: a myriad of microorganisms in the pond; myriads of stars in the galaxy.
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:52:39 AM

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Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:

If you look up the definition, many times a sample usage will be included.
The following is from TFD:

adj.
1. Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: the myriad fish in the ocean.
2. Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets: the myriad life of the metropolis.
n.
1. A large, indefinite number: a myriad of microorganisms in the pond; myriads of stars in the galaxy.

Many thanks Wilmar!!!
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