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English definition of “myriad”

myriad

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈmɪr·i·əd/ us  
a very large number: There’s a myriad of insects on the island.
myriad
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈmɪr·i·əd/ us  
A cloud of dust was raised by their myriad feet.
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