# Abundant Number (*An*)

. A number such that the sum of all its divisors (except itself) is greater than the number itself. Thus 12 is an abundant number, because its divisors, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 = 16, which is greater than 12.

A number such that the sum of all its divisors (except itself) is greater than the number itself. Thus 12 is an abundant number, because its divisors, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 = 16, which is greater than 12.

Entry taken from
*Dictionary of Phrase and Fable*,
edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.