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Meaning of PAUCITY

Pronunciation:  'positee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an insufficient quantity or number

PAUCITY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dearth
 See Also: scarceness, scarcity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pau"ci*ty\, n. [L. paucitas, fr. paucus few, little:
cf. F. paucit['e] See {Few}.]
1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity. --Hooker.

         Revelation denies it by the stern reserve, the
         paucity, and the incompleteness, of its
         communications.                       --I. Taylor.

2. Smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity
   of blood. --Sir T. Browne.

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