Meaning of “numerous” in the English Dictionary

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"numerous" in British English

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uk /ˈnjuː.mə.rəs/ us /ˈnuː.mə.rəs/

C1 many:

We have discussed these plans on numerous occasions.
Retailers of this type, once rare, are now numerous.

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  • The report contains numerous errors.
  • The book contains numerous plagiarized passages.
  • His numerous progeny are scattered all over the country.
  • The numerous awards on the walls bear witness to his great success.
  • She has proved her worth on numerous occasions.

(Definition of “numerous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"numerous" in American English

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us /ˈnu·mər·əs/


She is the author of three books and numerous articles.

(Definition of “numerous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)