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scarcity

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noun, scar·ci·ty \ˈsker-sə-tē, -stē\

Simple Definition of scarcity

  • : a very small supply : the state of being scarce

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scarcity

plural scarcities

  1. :  the quality or state of being scarce; especially :  want of provisions for the support of life

Examples of scarcity in a sentence

  1. Scarcity of food forced the herds to move.

  2. <the scarcity of good restaurants around here is surprising>



14th Century

First Known Use of scarcity

14th century


SCARCITY Defined for Kids

scarcity

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noun scar·ci·ty \ˈsker-sə-tē\

Definition of scarcity for Students

plural scarcities

  1. :  a very small supply :  the condition of being scarce <a scarcity of water>





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