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Scarce vs. Sparse

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Scarceadjective

Uncommon, rare; difficult to find; insufficient to meet a demand.

Sparseadjective

Having widely spaced intervals.

‘a sparse array, index, or matrix’;

Scarceadjective

(archaic) Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); used with of.

Sparseadjective

Not dense; meager; scanty

Scarceadverb

Scarcely, only just.

Sparseadjective

(maths) Having few nonzero elements

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Scarceadjective

Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.

‘You tell him silver is scarcer now in England, and therefore risen one fifth in value.’; ‘The scarcest of all is a Pescennius Niger on a medallion well preserved.’;

Sparseverb

(obsolete) To scatter; to disperse.

Scarceadjective

Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); - with of.

Sparseadjective

Thinly scattered; set or planted here and there; not being dense or close together; as, a sparse population.

Scarceadjective

Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.

Sparseadjective

Placed irregularly and distantly; scattered; - applied to branches, leaves, peduncles, and the like.

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Scarceadverb

With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.

‘With a scarce well-lighted flame.’; ‘The eldest scarcely five year was of age.’; ‘Slowly she sails, and scarcely stems the tides.’; ‘He had scarcely finished, when the laborer arrived who had been sent for my ransom.’;

Sparseverb

To scatter; to disperse.

Scarceadverb

Frugally; penuriously.

Sparseadjective

not dense;

‘a thin beard’; ‘trees were sparse’;

Scarceadjective

not enough; hard to find;

‘meat was scarce during the war’;

Sparse

Sparse is a computer software tool designed to find possible coding faults in the Linux kernel. Unlike other such tools, this static analysis tool was initially designed to only flag constructs that were likely to be of interest to kernel developers, such as the mixing of pointers to user and kernel address spaces.

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Scarceadjective

deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand;

‘fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought’;

Scarceadverb

by a small margin;

‘they could barely hear the speaker’; ‘we hardly knew them’; ‘just missed being hit’; ‘had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open’; ‘would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave’;

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