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myriad (MIR-ee-ehd) adjective
1. Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable.
2. Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets.
1. A vast number.
2. Archaic. Ten thousand.
[Greek murias, muriad-, ten thousand, from murios, countless.]
"Canion favors letting a thousand start-ups bloom to create myriad programs that would all work in IBM-compatible machines, if not necessarily with one another." Thomas Mccarroll, The Humbling of a Computer Colossus, Time, 20 May 1991.
This week's theme: words about numbers.
The first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. -Cato the Younger (B.C. 95-46)
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