Sparse meaning

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Thinly spread or distributed; not dense or crowded.
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Occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense.
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(obsolete) To scatter; to disperse.

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Having widely spaced intervals.
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The definition of sparse is a thinly spread or meager amount or supply.

An example of sparse is when a vast forest has only a few little trees scattered about.

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Origin of sparse

  • Latin sparsus past participle of spargere to scatter
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin sparsus.
    From Wiktionary