Definition of Scarceness. Meaning of Scarceness. Synonyms of Scarceness

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Definition of Scarceness

Scarceness
Scarceness Scarce"ness, Scarcity Scar"ci*ty, n. The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties. --Chaucer. A scarcity of snow would raise a mutiny at Naples. --Addison. Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity. --Rambler. The value of an advantage is enhanced by its scarceness. --Collier. Syn: Deficiency; lack; want; penury; dearth; rareness; rarity; infrequency.

Meaning of Scarceness from wikipedia

- houses were often small, dirty and infested with vermin and food supply was scarce. There they remained until they either had found a husband, or the husband...
- obtain more of the scarce resource that is wanted. The condition of scarcity in the real world necessitates competition for scarce resources, and competition...
- and adobe or sometimes rammed-earth construction (in arid regions with scarce wood-resources). Some areas use brick almost exclusively, and quarried stone...
- snowfall each year. From May to September, rain in Israel is rare. With scarce water resources, Israel has developed various water-saving technologies...
- used to reinforce their troops already on the battle lines and not waste scarce shipping on bringing over supplies. General John J. Pershing, American Expeditionary...
- Townsend's solitaire. As one ascends into the Hudsonian zone, birds become scarcer. While the Sierra rosy finch is the only bird native to the high Arctic...
- consumer goods. Consumer goods, particularly outside large cities, were often scarce, of poor quality and limited variety. Under the command economy, consumers...
- costing the Confederacy its main source of income. Critical imports were scarce and the coastal trade was largely ended as well. The measure of the blockade's...
- posing a significant threat to the native biodiversity and the already scarce water resources. The original temperate forest found by the first European...
- the 6th century. Contemporary texts describing this period are extremely scarce, giving rise to its description as a Dark Age. The nature and progression...
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