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Definition of sparse adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sparse

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//spɑrs//
 
(sparser)
 
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only present in small amounts or numbers and often spread over a large area the sparse population of the islands Vegetation becomes sparse higher up the mountains. The information available on the subject is sparse.
 
adverb a sparsely populated area a sparsely furnished room
 
noun [uncountable]
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