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1. Unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess.
2. Adoption of the simplest assumption in the formulation of a theory or in the interpretation of data, especially in accordance with the rule of Ockham's razor.
[Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimōnia, from parsus, past participle of parcere, to spare.]
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(Banking & Finance) extreme care or reluctance in spending; frugality; niggardliness
[C15: from Latin parcimōnia, from parcere to spare]
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par•si•mo•ny(ˈpɑr səˌmoʊ ni)
extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess.
[1400–50; parcimony < Latin parsimōnia, parcimōnia=parsi- (comb. form of parsus, past participle of parcere to economize) or parci- (comb. form of parcus sparing) + -mōnia -mony]
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|Noun||1.||parsimony - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily|
|2.||parsimony - extreme stinginess |
minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, tightfistedness, meanness, parsimoniousness, closeness, tightness
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
miserliness - total lack of generosity with money
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noun (Formal) meanness, tightness, penny-pinching (informal), frugality, nearness (informal), stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness, minginess (Brit. informal) Due to the parsimony of the local council, only one machine was built.
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parsimony[ˈpɑːsɪmənɪ] n → parsimonia
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