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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
nu•mer•ous /ˈnumərəs, ˈnyu-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. very many;
    existing in great quantity:We have been there on numerous occasions.
  2. large in number:Recent audiences have been more numerous.
See -num-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
nu•mer•ous  (no̅o̅mər əs, nyo̅o̅-), 
  1. very many; being or existing in great quantity:numerous visits; numerous fish.
  2. consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals:Recent audiences have been more numerous.
  • Latin numerōsus consisting of a great number, numerous, equivalent. to nume-r(us) number + -ōsus -ous
  • 1580–90
numer•ous•ly, adv. 
numer•ous•ness, nu•me•ros•i•ty  (no̅o̅′mə rosi tē, nyo̅o̅′-), 
1 .See many. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

numerous /ˈnjuːmərəs/ adj
  1. being many
  2. consisting of many units or parts: a numerous collection

ˈnumerously adv ˈnumerousness n

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