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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  small  and  inadequate  amount  [syn:  {scarceness}]  [ant:  {abundance}] 

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