Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|Date:||Saturday, February 15, 2003, 4:07|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Tristan wrote:
>> Well, I'll be. I think that's a bigger problem that needs rectification
>> before we try replacing 'ten thousand' with 'myriad'. Of course, there's
>> always the problem that people will be confused by 'a myriad of ways'
>> (the most common meaning and perhaps the only current meaning) and 'a
>> myriad ways'.
> I'm not aware of any other current meaning, but then I'm a non-native
> speaker. Anyways, crowding out this usage was kind of the point.
It means a lot, a huge amount, but not a particular amount. It's a
formal way of saying something like zillion, but it normally has 'of'
Or if that was the one you were thinking of, the dictionary says it can
also mean 10 000 already.