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Monday, September 13, 1999

Definitions for paucity

  1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.
  2. Smallness of quantity; insufficiency.

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Citations for paucity
The relative paucity of documents from this period may help to explain why no mention of David was found for such a long time. Steven L. McKenzie, King David: A Biography
Just three bishops? was a regular observation made on the paucity of episcopal presence at the new dean's installation. , Irish Times
Origin of paucity
late Middle English
1375-1425
Paucity is from Latin paucitas, from paucus, "little, few."