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1. Excessively sparing or frugal.
2. Accounting for observed data with a relatively simple explanation: The physicist argued that her new theory was more parsimonious than the standard model.

par′si·mo′ni·ous·ly adv.
par′si·mo′ni·ous·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parsimoniousness - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
frugality, frugalness - prudence in avoiding waste
2.parsimoniousness - extreme stinginessparsimoniousness - extreme stinginess      
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
littleness, pettiness, smallness - lack of generosity in trifling matters
miserliness - total lack of generosity with money
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Table 5 presents the outcomes of the AIC analyses that tested the parsimoniousness of Equation 1 versus Equation 2.
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