Paucity meaning

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Paucity is defined as a small number of something.

An example of paucity is only a few people going to a concert.

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Scarcity; dearth.

A paucity of natural resources.

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Fewness; small number.
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Scarcity; dearth; insufficiency.
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Fewness in number; too few.
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A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.
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Smallness of number; fewness.
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Origin of paucity

  • Middle English paucite from Old French from Latin paucitās from paucus few pau-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin paucitas (“a small number, fewness, scarcity"), from paucus (“few, little").

    From Wiktionary