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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