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scarcities, plural;
  1. The state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage
    • - a time of scarcity
    • - the growing scarcity of resources

  1. a small and inadequate amount
  2. (scarce) barely: only a very short time before; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
  3. (scarce) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
  4. Scarcity is the fundamental economic problem of having seemingly unlimited human needs and wants, in a world of limited resources. It states that society has insufficient productive resources to fulfill all human wants and needs. ...
  5. (Scarce (band)) Scarce are an Alternative rock band formed in Rhode Island, New York, USA. They were active from 1993 to 1997, and reformed in 2008.
  6. (Scarce (surname)) Scarce is a surname, and may refer to: * Kevin Scarce (born 1952), Royal Australian Navy admiral * Mac Scarce (born 1949), American baseball player * Michael Scarce (21st century), American writer * scarce shika (since preconcieved)
  7. the condition of something being scarce or deficient; an inadequate amount of something; a shortage
  8. (scarce) Insufficient to meet a demand or requirement; Difficult to find, due to scarcity; Scarcely, only just
  9. (Scarce) In short supply, but with more survivors accessible than of a coin labeled rare.
  10. (SCARCE) 20-100 copies estimated to exist.
  11. (SCARCE) A card or series of cards of limited availability.  This subjective term is sometimes used indiscriminately to hype value.  Using strict definitions, "Scarce" cards are not as difficult to obtain as "rare" cards.
  12. (Scarce) Available in small supply; opposite of abundant. Usually meaningful only in relative terms, compared to demand and/or to supply at another place or time. See factor abundance, factor scarcity.
  13. (scarce) Not common, but not as uncommon as rare.
  14. An economic principal that dictates the price of a good or service through the interaction of supply and demand. When an item is scarce, its price tends to rise, given a constant demand. Real Estate is a classic example of scarcity.
  15. To dream of scarcity, foretells sorrow in the household and failing affairs.
  16. a lack of something, like money, natural resources, etc. Scarcity forces you to make choices about how you use or treat whatever is scarce.
  17. The idea that price is driven by availability of the product. If there is not enough product to meet demand (the product is scarce), the price of the product will rise.
  18. When something is not easy to find or obtain.
  19. World resources are limited, so we cannot produce or have everything we could possibly want. We must make choices about how best to use the limited resources we have. Economic systems allocate our limited resources in ways to increase the benefits of these resources to individuals and society. ...
  20. Insufficient quantity of resources in proportion to wants or needs.
  21. term used to describe the limited availability of resources, so that if no price were charged for a good or service, the demand for it would exceed its supply
  22. A state where there is insufficient natural resources, technology, or trained personnel to create a High Energy Society<*>. See Abundance<*>, Enforced Scarcity<*>.
  23. a principle that the things humans need or want do not exist abundantly or immediately. Scarcity does not necessarily mean unavailable or nonexistent, only that supply is limited or restricted in some fashion. Scarcity in resources gives rise for potential conflict.
  24. An economic condition created by an excess of human wants over the resources necessary to satisfy them; an inability to satisfy all of everyone's wants.
  25. a limited amount of something; the inability to meet everyone's wants