Definition of 'scarcity'
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Give him your scarcity and he will turn it into opportunity. Christianity Today (2000)The fashionable talk then was of limits to growth and resource scarcity. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Resource scarcity is set to be an investment feature for decades. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It holds that both are results of population pressure and the scarcity of resources that this produces. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Will scarcity of supply keep pushing up prices? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The result of this reluctance for upheaval is a scarcity of supply of homes for sale. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As with any commodity, the relative scarcity of women has pushed up their value. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nobody should place the whole blame on scarcity of resources; that would be too complacent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A relative scarcity of firms producing the high-quality product is one of the predictions of this model. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Hence, presumably, the relative scarcity of truly great ambient albums. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is a simple distinction, but it focuses attention on the fact that scarcity of resources limits our ability to satisfy all of our wants. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)This could have been a great sci-fi film about resource scarcity, immigration and integration. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why are migration and social inequality more likely spurred by the scarcity of resources, as suggested, than by abundance? The Times Literary Supplement (2012)During the first half of the year prices surged, driven by a scarcity of supply, particularly of family houses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The unit value of a fishery resource is positively linked, like any other good, to its relative scarcity rather than to its abundance. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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Translations for 'scarcity'
British English: scarcity NOUN
If there is a scarcity of something, there is not enough of it for the people who need it or want it.
...an ever-increasing scarcity of water.
Definition of scarcity from the Collins English Dictionary
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