Scarcity meaning

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Scarcity is defined as a state of something being in short supply.

An example of scarcity is when there is only a tiny amount of a crop produced because of drought and there is not enough to feed the whole town.

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Rarity of appearance or occurrence.

Antiques that are valued for their scarcity.

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The condition or quality of being scarce; inadequate supply; dearth.
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Rarity; uncommonness.
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(countable) An inadequate amount of something; a shortage.

A scarcity of grain.

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(uncountable) The condition of something being scarce or deficient.
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Insufficiency of amount or supply; shortage.

A scarcity of food that was caused by drought.

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