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Definition of scarcity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scarcity

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈskɛrsət̮i//
     
    [uncountable, countable] (pl. scarcities)
     
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  1. 1if there is a scarcity of something, there is not enough of it and it is difficult to obtain it synonym shortage
  2. 2 a time of scarcity a scarcity of resources
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scarcity