Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of making something sparse
  • n. The reduction to zero of elements of a matrix

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He was staring absent-mindedly at his desk, his fingers working through the part in his sparsing hair.

    The Dollmaker

  • Anguss and Mearnes, whome that bloody man caused murther in the ground of the Sea-toure of Sanctandross, and then caused to cast him ower the craig, sparsing a false bruyt, "That the said Johnne, seaking to flie, had broken [313] his awin craig."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • #9 - talk about sparsing every word 100 times. id agree most foreign policy observers agree Iran has historically sought to exhibit influence in the Arab world, as they are now.

    McCain’s Hamptons Fund-Raiser - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • 13D: Person in a tree, briefly (sib) - saw through this "tree" very quickly, just as I can now see through the trees out my window - brilliant orange but sparsing up fast.

    Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.