- paucity: see few
- paucity (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French paucité (14c.) and directly from Latin paucitatem (nominative paucitas) "fewness, scarcity, a small number," from paucus "few, little," from PIE *pau-ko-, from root *pau- (1) "few, little" (cognates: Latin paullus "little;" Old English feawe "few;" see few (adj.)).
- 1. a paucity of information
- 2. The paucity of fruit was caused by the drought.
- 3. Even the film's impressive finale can't hide the first hour's paucity of imagination.
- 4. The results are often unsatisfactory because of the paucity of cells.
- 5. However, there is a paucity of research on the issue with Chinese subjects.
- 然而, 鲜有研究使用中文的受试者来探讨这一问题.
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