American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Smallness of number; fewness.
- n. Scarcity; dearth: a paucity of natural resources.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fewness in number; too few.
- n. A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity; rarity.
- n. Smallness of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency.
- n. an insufficient quantity or number
- From Latin paucitas ("a small number, fewness, scarcity"), from paucus ("few, little"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English paucite, from Old French, from Latin paucitās, from paucus, few. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Flash works when time is in paucity, and when readers need a tiny piece of wonderful writing to make them smile.”
““The Progressive Era,” concluded Kolko, “was characterized by a paucity of alternatives to the status quo, a vacuum that permitted political capitalism to direct the growth of individualism in America, to shape its politics, to determine the ground rules for American civilization in the twentieth century, and to set the stage for what was to follow.””
“Some writers would not use the word paucity in this place without first knowing the meaning of it, but I am not that way.”
“The Blur frontman said he would not be taking part in Live 8 and called the paucity of African and black artists on the bill an “oversight” on the part of the organizers.”
“Impoverishment refers to a paucity of species in certain places; disharmony refers to unequal representation of species, or groups of species, in different places.”
“Recalling the paucity of firearms among the people on the boat he felt that a single weapon could be ill spared.”
“He came up with that conclusion after receiving a "paucity" of answers from Genachowski on the move.”
“MCN: You said at the Cable Show that you believed cable operators were not going to discriminate in their broadband business and you cited the 'paucity' of violations.”
“There are a lot of managers in the Premier League that would love to suffer with such "paucity" of resources.”
“Frank Field, an arch-critic of Mr Brown, attacked the "paucity" of the Government's programme, saying: "Week after week MPs have been turning up but with almost no serious work to do.”
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