Definition of scarcity
: the quality or state of being scarce; especially : want of provisions for the support of life
Examples of scarcity in a sentence
Scarcity of food forced the herds to move.
<the scarcity of good restaurants around here is surprising>
First Known Use of scarcity
SCARCITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scarcity for English Language Learners
: a very small supply : the state of being scarce
SCARCITY Defined for Kids
Definition of scarcity for Students
: a very small supply : the condition of being scarce <a scarcity of water>
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