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1. Smallness of number; fewness.
2. Scarcity; dearth: a paucity of natural resources.
[Middle English paucite, from Old French, from Latin paucitās, from paucus, few; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. smallness of quantity; insufficiency; dearth
2. smallness of number; fewness
[C15: from Latin paucitās scarcity, from paucus few]
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pau•ci•ty(ˈpɔ sɪ ti)
1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness.
2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness.
[1375–1425; late Middle English paucite < Latin paucitās, derivative of paucus few; see -ity]
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noun (Formal) scarcity, lack, poverty, shortage, deficiency, rarity, dearth, smallness, insufficiency, slenderness, sparseness, slightness, sparsity, meagreness, paltriness, scantiness the paucity of information
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n (liter) → Mangel m (→ of an +dat)
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paucity[ˈpɔːsɪtɪ] n (frm) → scarsità
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